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COVID-19 expected to create ‘record year’ for food banks in Kingston region

foodbank actually dropped during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.“Right now because of the pandemic, we are trying to keep a three-month supply of our non-perishable foods,” says Dan Irwin, executive director of Kingston’s Partners In Mission Foodbank.Irwin says despite a Toronto report by the Daily Bread and North York Harvest foodbanks that outlined a dramatic increase in foodbank demand during the early stages of the pandemic in Toronto, the same did not happen in Kingston.“When CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit ) came out, it was a real great saviour for us,” says Irwin, “and we actually dropped down to below average for a lot of the summer.“And now we have picked back up to our average.” Toronto siblings raise $4K for..

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