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'We are seeing unprecedented numbers': Ottawa Food Bank CEO

Rachael Wilson, CEO of the Ottawa Food Bank said the organization is also feeling the impact of inflation, and this year alone, the organization is projecting to spend $6 million to stock shelves to help people struggling to feed their families. 
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The Ottawa Food Bank is seeing "unprecedented numbers" of people seeking support from the organization. 

Rachael Wilson, the chief executive officer of the Ottawa Food Bank, told The Sam Laprade Show on Oct. 5 that the Ottawa Food Bank is helping over 51,000 people a month. 

"We are seeing a 10 per cent increase month over month," said Wilson. "We are seeing many new people, and many of them are looking for help more than once a month."

Wilson said the Ottawa Food Bank is also feeling the impact of inflation, and this year alone, the organization is projecting to spend $6 million to stock shelves to help people struggling to feed their families. 

"Before the pandemic, we were spending $2 million each year," she said. "We are also feeling the effects of inflation and we expect that to continue over the months to come."

Listen to the full interview with Rachael Wilson below:

 

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