Monday, November 15, 2021
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

HungerCount 2021: Rising household costs, unemployment driving need for food bank services

- Advertisement -

LETHBRIDGE, AB – Food bank visits across Alberta were up 30% throughout 2020 and 2021, a trend that’s no different here in Lethbridge.

That finding is included in the 2021 HungerCount report released by Food Banks Canada on Thursday (Oct. 28).

The Interfaith and Lethbridge Food Banks say they’re supporting upwards of 3,000 people per month, with rising food and housing costs, and unemployment driving the increased need locally.

The Lethbridge Food Bank’s Executive Director, Mac Nichol, says both his service and Interfaith are preparing for “the inevitable increase in use” heading into 2022.

The HungerCount report is also calling on all Canadians to help address poverty and food security by demanding that government officials modernize and expand supports for low income workers and the unemployed.

- Advertisement -
Sam Borsato

I started my radio career in 2015, shortly after graduating from Lethbridge College. I have a very strong passion for local news.

Proudly born in 1994, I grew up most of my life in Sylvan Lake, AB and I’ve lived in the Lethbridge since 2012. I’m a below average golfer on a good day, I take as many hiking trips to Waterton as possible in the summer and I love my two cats, Outlaw and Jynx, and my dog, Maverick, more than most people I know.

I look forward to providing accurate, timely news coverage in southern Alberta for plenty of years to come!

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Lethbridge News

Wind WARNING for southwest Alberta

LETHBRIDGE, AB - A wind warning has been issued for southwest Alberta. The warning covers an area concerning Lethbridge, Taber, Milk River, Cardston, Magrath, Waterton,...

2021 Angel Tree Christmas Campaign launches in Lethbridge

LETHBRIDGE, AB -The 29th annual Angel Tree Christmas Campaign has officially kicked off. It's put on every year by Lethbridge Family Services and a lot...

Transit, off-leash dog parks on agenda as new Lethbridge City Council meets Monday

LETHBRIDGE, AB - The newly-elected Lethbridge City Council finally holds its first regular meeting Monday, Nov. 15 with Blaine Hyggen in the mayor's chair. Councillors...

Pair of Lethbridge men charged after drug bust near north side school

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Two Lethbridge men have been arrested after police seized drugs, a gun and stolen property from a north side home this...

QR code only acceptable proof of vaccination accepted in Alberta as of Nov. 15

LETHBRIDGE, AB - A reminder from the City of Lethbridge about proof of COVID-19 vaccination. As of Monday, November 15th the only valid proof accepted,...
- Advertisement -