June 26, 2015

Fort McMurray: Why Canada's wealthiest city still needs a food bank

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Fort McMurray, Alberta is Canada's wealthiest city, but the cost of living is high, too -- so high that you can qualify for social assistance even if you make $96,000 a year.

Luckily, Fort Mac is also one of the nation's most generous communities as well.

The executive director of the local food bank, Ariana Johnson, explains why such a wealthy community still needs a service like this.

(Remember: not everyone in Fort McMurray earns a six-figure income.)

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commented 2015-06-27 11:11:26 -0400
Rae – looks like she may have glandular issues.

But also poverty means often people suffer poor nutrition. Those who can afford it avoid products with sugar – the biggest weight-gain culprit – and excessive carbs, like pasta. Maintaining a good weight requires a balanced diet. Often those who rely on food banks eat high sugar, high carb, no protein diets. That is very unhealthy and creates visceral fat and poor health.

When I buy food for food banks, I always buy lots of those big canned hams, sardines, canned mackeral, and beans. The assumption a lot of people make is that the poor just love Kraft Dinner, loaded with carbs, trans fats and sugar. But such a diet actually atarves them while putting on fat.
commented 2015-06-26 21:18:37 -0400
I have a very serious question , Ezra. How did you manage to keep a straight face when doing that interview ? Are all these overly obese Lefties running food banks so -——————- typical.
commented 2015-06-26 19:28:24 -0400
I have a pretty good idea of why the Food Bank has no FOOD left.
commented 2015-06-26 16:15:09 -0400
…and notley wants to kill it…fore-shame.