Whistler Food Bank Featured On CBC

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Whistler, B.C., may be best known as a luxury ski destination, but skyrocketing reliance on food banks also shows many of its residents are struggling to afford basic necessities.

“We’re just like any other town … mountains don’t make us immune to such difficult issues,” said Jackie Dickinson, executive director of the Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS), the non-profit that runs Whistler’s only food bank program.

According to the WCSS, the number of monthly visitors to the food bank has grown five times since the pandemic began. Read the full article