More than a million people have been affected by a food stamp shortage in Canada.
The National Farmers Union of Canada is now saying the Government of Canada has “made a mockery” of its pledge to use the public money to buy bulk bins.
The group is urging people to help save the bins.
“Our country is facing a food shortage, and it is important to do everything we can to provide assistance to the Canadian public,” said Mark Wilson, the president of the federation.
“This is a huge humanitarian effort and we hope that everyone will join us in doing what we can.”
The government said it is working to make the bins available.
It is also providing the bins to farmers who need them, said spokesman David Stewart.
He said the bins will be available for pickup from farmers at the time of the call to order, but the bins are expected to be available in the coming weeks.CBC News has been following the story of people who have been unable to buy food stamps because they are out of their area.CBC.ca’s John Vogl spoke to one of the affected people, who had to move out of her small community in B.C. because she can’t find enough food.
She says the food stamps she’s been receiving have been a huge help.
She said she has been trying to get food stamps since her father died and she had never been able to buy much before.
“I’ve tried everything.
I tried grocery stores, and I tried drug stores.
I don’t have the money to do anything,” she said.
“But the food is what keeps me going.
I’ve had a little bit of help, I’m just thankful that I’m here to support my family.””
We have no choice.
We can’t afford to lose anybody.”