Today, 1 in 7 (4.9 million) people in Canada live in poverty. This includes people living with a disability or mental illness, as well as the working poor. Between 1980 and 2005, the average earnings of low-income Canadians fell by 20%, while the cost of living has continued to rise. In the last two decades, precarious employment has increased by more than 50%. (http://www.cwp-csp.ca/poverty/just-the-facts/). Homeless youth are on the rise all across the nation, with approximately 6,000 young people every night in Canada without stable living conditions. Many of these belong to the group that has experienced ‘aging out’ of government care, with no supports in place to accommodate the learning curve that comes with taking on adult responsibilities (CBC Sunday Edition, May 24, 2018). In Port Alberni, which has one of the lowest median incomes in Canada, and where 40% of children live in poverty, real estate values have been pumped up in recent years by the surge of interest on the island, adding to the already tight shortage of affordable housing. The Community Food Bank addresses the needs of all of these individuals, with a vision that no person in Port Alberni should be hungry.