The Canadian Press

2015-11-18 | Atl Food Banks

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Food bank operators in Atlantic Canada say the number of people leaving the region in search of work is a major factor in a decline in food bank use last year. Nationally, food bank use increased 1.3 per cent, but the annual Hunger Count report shows decreases of 8.1 per cent in Prince Edward Island, 3.1 per cent in New Brunswick and 5.9 per cent in Newfoundland and Labrador. There was no change in use in Nova Scotia. George Piers, president of the New Brunswick Association of Food Banks, says people are leaving the province. (In Newfoundland, the general manager of the Community Food Sharing Association says with thousands of layoffs in the oil patch, many people are moving home. Egbert Walters says he expects an increase of as much as nine per cent in food bank use next year.)

Date: 2015-11-18
Placeline: FREDERICTON.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the other looking for work so as a result if it drops or numbers for instance the area which I live there were three families that left and I believe they went to Saskatchewan you know that had use food bags probably for a few years >>


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