Dear Peterborough City Council,

Could you feed your kids with these foods? Twizzlers, gum, crackers, jolly ranchers, expired bread? These are the staples of the food cupboard week after week.

In 2014, almost eight thousand people were food insecure in Peterborough each month. In Canada, over 840,000 (eight hundred and forty thousand) people were food insecure. This many people did not have access to an adequate supply of food to feed themselves or families. The OPIRG Food Cupboard has seen a 300% increase since 2010. Every year, nationally and locally, more and more people are accessing food banks, because they are unable to afford food.