Kamloops Food Bank numbers continue to rise

By Vanessa Ybarra
April 1, 2017 - 9:44am

KAMLOOPS —  Kamloops Food Bank activity shows no sign of slowing down.

According to Executive Director Bernadette Siracky, the organization has seen a large spike in client numbers throughout the last decade.

"Our numbers over the last couple of years in particular, are starting to creep up again," said Siracky. "Since 2007 our numbers have increased by 20 to 35%. It's absolutely stunning the number of people who require our support."

Siracky says the price of groceries and housing costs are one of many factors contributing to the rise in demand.

In March the provincial government donated $10-million  to go towards improving, as well creating new food-recovery programs, at B.C's 100 food banks.


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