Victoria wants to end food-bank need

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The City of Victoria has unanimously voted to endorse a resolution to lobby the Provincial and Federal Governments  to end the need for Food Banks by 2018. 

Victoria councillors want to help eliminate the need for food banks within five years. Councillors last week unanimously endorsed a resolution put forward by Coun. Lisa Helps pledging to encourage the provincial and federal governments to eliminate the need for food banks by 2018. The resolution also calls on the city to help support community and government agencies and the private sector to establish programs that build knowledge and skills “to help people move towards healthier and more secure and dignified access to nutritious food.”

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Source: Times Colonist

Author: Bill Cleverley