Student food charity bracing for back-to-school demand, spike in food prices

A B.C. charity that provides nutritious food to students in need says it’s concerned about meeting demand this fall and rising food prices.

Not only has demand for Backpack Buddies’ food packs ramped up by thousands since the beginning of the pandemic, but its co-founder says the price of food has spiked and are forecast to rise even further on some essential items.

“We are really bracing ourselves for what we expect to be a really huge demand,” said Emily-anne King. “The pandemic has done nothing but worsen food security for families.

“People who were never concerned about where there next meal was coming from or how they were going to feed their

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