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How food inflation is hitting food banks as demand grows

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Guest: Dhriti Gupta, staff reporter

There were more than one million visits to food banks across Canada in 2022, according to Food Banks Canada. It is the highest number on record. In addition to this surge in demand, food banks are grappling with rising food costs. One of them is the Allan Gardens Food Bank in Toronto, which has seen an almost 50 per cent increase in individuals served in just a year. Through the lens of this food bank, we try to understand the larger problem of food insecurity and what needs to happen next.

This episode was produced by Brian Bradley, Paulo Marques and Saba Eitizaz.

Saba Eitizaz is a co-host and producer on the Star’s podcast team. She is based in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @sabaeitizaz

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