Albertans, refugees increasingly relying on food banks: report

Alberta has seen a nearly 20 per cent increase in food bank visits in the last year, according to a report made public early Tuesday, and newly arrived refugees are also struggling to make ends meet.

HungerCount 2016, compiled by Food Banks Canada, says 863,492 people accessed a food bank across Canada in March of this year — 10,000 more users than were recorded in March 2015.

The annual report provides a snapshot of how many Canadians are struggling to put food on the table in any given month.

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