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Food banks in B.C. in desperate need of donations

VANCOUVER – Food banks across the province are in desperate need of donations this holiday season.

Kay Thody from the Greater Vancouver Food Bank says by this time of the year they usually see an increase in donations but they are off to a “slow start” for this Christmas. They are about 20 per cent behind in donations right now.

“It’s a little atypical for us to experience the level of decrease that we’ve seen this year,” says Thody.

All donations are welcome but especially items that are high in protein, such as tinned beans, fish and meat, whole grain products and infant diapers and formulas. “If people aren’t able to contribute a gift of food or funds, there’s always the way of contributing in terms of volunteer time as well,” adds Thody.

Food banks always see an increase in need throughout the holiday season. To find a food bank near you, check out the Food Banks BC website.

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