Monday, March 30, 2020 

Published 6 pm



BC government beefs up food banks with $3 million

Food banks are a cheap form of public insurance 

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Don Armstrong is the manager of the Chilliwack Salvation Army food bank.


  banks are a cheap form of public insurance. On Monday the BC government announced they're pouring $3 million into the province's pantries. There was no indication of the formula that was used in order to come up the amount.


Food Banks BC will be responsible for distributing the "emergency grants". Up to $140 million of the revenue generated is directed into the community through the Community Gaming Grants program that supports about 5,000 community organizations annually.

“During times like these, we need to help each other as much as possible. This community gaming grant will help relieve hunger and provide support for the people in our province who need it most,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

The decree removes barriers to business to allow: drive-thrus, larger hampers, increased home delivery capability and removes the requirement to present identification at the Food Banks.

See more at Food Banks BC