It’s hard to overstate how important food donations are to Monccton, New Brunswick’s capital.
In 2017, the city saw nearly two million meals delivered and donated to the city’s homeless population.
In 2018, more than half a million meals were delivered and delivered to the homeless population, the same year that a $20-million investment by the city was announced.
Monctons food-donation donations surpassed the $30-million amount donated in 2017.
And, in 2019, more food was donated than in 2018.
“It’s a very emotional time for Monctontans and we are really appreciative that this community is able to do so much to help those who are in need,” Monctotans mayor Mike Brown told CBC News.
“And we’re also grateful for the support that the local community has shown to Monmouths food pantry and the food banks that are here, and we’re looking forward to seeing the results of that,” he added.
Monmouth’s food pantries will also be able to serve up to 150 meals per day during the day, and the mayor says he hopes the city will soon have the capacity to serve meals to every person in the city.
Moncntons mayor says ‘we’re not going to let the city go bankrupt’ by Donita Sorenson, CBC News – November 20, 2018