Hunger Pains: Food bank Use in Toronto is Soaring. Can a U of T Scarborough Lab help?
University of Toronto MagazineThe first time Suman Roy used a food bank, he was curious to see what was in the bag he had been handed. “I sat down in a little courtyard nearby and started going through it,” says Roy, who immigrated to Canada in 2002 with $42 in his pocket. “One of the items was a box of dry bread pieces that I thought I’d break my teeth on. Even though I was very hungry, I threw it out. I know now that it was a stuffing mix. But then, coming from India, I had no idea.”