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Federal government boosting funding for food banks across the country: PM Trudeau

BY , Oct 9, 2020 10:21 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The federal government is boosting funding for food banks across the country.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the government is adding another 100 million dollars to the Emergency Food Security Fund for food banks and Indigenous organizations.

The first 100 million dollars in funding provided an estimated six-million meals to two-million people across the country.

The money will help organizations like the Salvation Army and Food Banks Canada meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the height of the first wave back in April, the federal government gave organizations 100-million-dollars.

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