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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Saint Johnner Finds Food Bank Experiment Unforgettable

A Saint Johner who spent three days eating meals solely from a food bank hamper says he can't stop thinking about it.

Randy Hatfield of the Human Development Council took part in the Experience Hunger event put on by the anti-poverty group, Common Front For Social Justice.

Hatfield tells CHSJ News from the moment you walk into a food bank as a recipient everything changes.
He says at a food bank you are on one side of the counter and you have no choice on what you are given.

Hatfield says a Salvation Army study conducted earlier this year found a majority of Canadians think people who use food banks or live on social assistance are morally less worthy than others, lazy and self-indulgent.

To see the Salvation Army study, click here

To see the Experience Hunger blog, click here