"I began volunteering with the food bank in 1990 thinking I would do this for a couple of years; here I am 22 years later. The government needs to ensure that people have enough income for at least the basics. Then maybe I can retire."
Alf Judd, Director of Operations, Georgina Community Food Pantry, Sutton, Ontario
"In Canada we have a Charter of Rights and Freedoms; I wish that it included the right to food and shelter so that food banks would become redundant."
Pauline Apperly, Director, Our Town Food bank, Tottenham, Ontario
"I volunteer at a lunch program serving people who do not have enough money to buy food. It is time for the government to live up to its responsibility, and stop relying on volunteers to shoulder the burden that should be covered by our tax-funded social services."
Teresa Porter, Volunteer, LAMP Community Lunch Program, Newmarket, Ontario
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Pauline Apperly, Tottenham, Ontario
Judith, Sudbury, Ontario
Norma, Sudbury, Ontario
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