The St. Thomas Elgin Food Bank reacts to the expected 3.5 per cent hike in food prices coming next year.
The increase could result in families spending roughly $400 more on groceries a month. These numbers coming from the Canada Food Price Report.
The hikes are being blamed on climate change and a demand exceeding supply for vegetables.
Manager of the Food Bank, Karen McDade says there could be a struggle on the prices get hiked.
McDade speaks to how crucial it is for the organization to be in the community.
McDade adds that if any farmer or person from the community helps with donating items to the Food Bank they will receive a tax receipt for their charitable donation.
She also mentioned that they get help from the London Food Bank, if they have a surplus of any items.