In case you missed it in Northumberland News, we talked with journalist Sarah Hyatt about the state of the local food banks and hunger in our community.

Cobourg and Port Hope food banks are distributing hundreds of thousands of pounds of food every year.

And while the need never seems to go away, donations sure do slow in the summer.

“There is always a very real need in this community because of the affordable housing situation and food insecurity is an issue that is not going away any time soon,” said Rick Riley, executive director of the Northumberland Fare Share Food Banks. “The lack of affordable housing is our biggest problem.”

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