With Kawartha Lakes’ homeless shelter, A Place Called Home, at full capacity for the better part of a week, homeless people are being diverted to Peterborough or Oshawa.

Meanwhile, one of the founding volunteers of Lindsay’s food bank, Bev Gimbel, says “we’re at a crisis.”

The local food bank in Lindsay, known as Centre of Hope, is seeing an influx of desperate people this week with more people than usual dropping in for food and a place to rest. And yet that’s all the Centre of Hope can provide – food, snacks, and a place to drop in for the day.