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Ottawa Mission reveals inflation having major impact on operations

Peter Tilley, the chief executive officer of the Ottawa Mission said inflation has had a deep impact on operations to help the capital's most vulnerable people this year.  
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Ottawa Mission. File photo

The Ottawa Mission has released its annual report to the community, which outlines its efforts to meet the needs of the increasing number of vulnerable people in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Peter Tilley, the chief executive officer of the Ottawa Mission, told The Sam Laprade Show on Sept. 22 that inflation has had a deep impact on operations to help the capital's most vulnerable people this year.  

He added that higher food prices are among the biggest inflation pressures. 

"The demand is up because of inflation and because people can't afford to buy groceries," he said. "We are sending out more meals than ever before, but our costs are up because of the costs to provide those meals."

Tilley said that the demand for Ottawa Mission support has become two food trucks, 32 stops and now 7,000 meals a week. 

"The different items we buy are up 10 to 15 per cent so it's a two edged sword," he added. "We are meeting the demand and we are paying for it in order to do so."

Listen to the full interview with Peter Tilley below:

 

 

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