Food bank demand increases by roughly a third, virtual food drive raises $101,836

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By Wood Buffalo Food Bank

A combination of a second global collapse in oil prices, an economic shutdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and last month’s flooding has led to a 30 to 35 per cent increase in new clients at the Wood Buffalo Food Bank, says executive director Dan Edwards.

In a Monday interview, Edwards said the organization is handling the increased demand by distributing hampers on a weekly basis instead of on a monthly one. On average, he says 150 hampers are given out per day.

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