The increase of people using food banks and the decrease of food bank donations is leaving a lot of people in the lurch.
There isn't enough food for everyone who needs it, and it's becoming increasingly difficult to stock the shelves.
Luckily, three major grocery chains in Canada are taking part in a trial project that, if successful, could save all the failing food banks across the country.
Loblaws, Sobeys, and Metro have all agreed to donate the perfectly edible food that would otherwise be thrown out at the end of the day.
"It means a better quality of food (at food banks) and a consistent supply," said Annie Gauvin, executive director of Food Banks of Quebec. "People give a lot during the holidays, during food drives and at different times of the year. But there are times of the year, when the shelves are empty, when it's harder to distribute, but the supermarket program will mean weekly deliveries to regional food banks, all year long."
Continue reading to find out when this program will be implemented permanently!