Food banks, soup kitchens, and the latest PEI Food Share are permanent fixtures in our present-day society.

While there will always be a need and people to step up to fill it, is it getting to be all too much?

“Overwhelming” was the word used to describe the number of groups and individuals who have a hand in making sure no one on PEI goes hungry.

To look at an informal map of the aid, which Anne Mazer of the Food Security Network put together last week, is overwhelming.

It illustrates 58 different projects tip to tip on PEI, all falling in the volunteer and/or non-profit category.