On the evening of Revelstoke’s annual Emergency Services Food Drive, Patti Larson, the program director for Community Connections, spoke to Revelstoke Review about the need for the food drive and it’s importance to the city’s food bank.
We asked her about poverty within the community. Given that the overt signs of poverty (homeless campers and panhandlers) seen in many urban centres seemed absent in Revelstoke, how desperate was the need for a food bank.
“What does poverty look like?” she asked.
“Poverty doesn’t have a particular look. It could be you, or me…it could be anyone. It doesn’t have to be obvious. Sometimes it’s just the way people have to live when they can’t make ends meet.”
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