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Why a financially strapped Calgary mother turned down food banks

When Julie Alati-it and her husband found themselves in financial hardship, she went to a food bank to feed her family. But the lack of nutritious options left her feeling stuck, until she discovered a food centre where she found healthy choices and community.

Julie Alati-it says food banks and pantries don't offer enough nutritional options

Julie Alati-it had trouble accessing nutritional food at food banks in Calgary, until she discovered The Alex Community Food Centre. (Alex Ramadan)
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When Julie Alati-it and her husband found themselves in financial hardship, she went to a food bank to feed her family. But the lack of nutritious options left her feeling stuck, until she discovered a food centre where she found healthy choices and community. She tells Piya how feeling full for her wasn't about simply accessing food, despite their level of insecurity.


This story appears in the Out in the Open episode, "Feeling Full".

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