The Executive Director of the Surrey Food Bank Feezah Jaffer believes this will potentially lead to an increase in Canadians needing to turn to food support services.
At the same time, Jaffer said the increase in food prices could also lead to fewer donations, as a large majority of their food supply comes from the public.
“It could also impact us on our donations, we rely heavily on them as 99% of our food stock comes from donation from the community” – Feezah Jaffer, Surrey Food Bank
She said the Surrey Food Bank will have to come up with an altered budget as a result of the looming food price increase.
To gain the public’s awareness, the Surrey Food bank is planning on improving their ad campaign to showcase the fact that despite the rise in food costs, people in the community are struggling and food must be provided for them.