NS food banks witness increasing demand from students


A number of postsecondary food banks across Nova Scotia are reporting an increased demand for food from their students. An article in indicates that a growing number of postsecondary students are turning to their institution’s food banks amid the rising cost of groceries and housing. Reporter Celina Aalders points to examples from Dalhousie University, Mount Saint Vincent University, and Nova Scotia Community College, where students are struggling to make ends meet. “I think it’s just an unprecedented amount of need,” said NSCC student services and Indigenous support adviser Rebecca Thomas. “I feel that there has to be something at all three levels of government, whatever that may be, to help ease the burden of going to school.”