The cupboards are bare at the Heron Emergency Food Centre – and it's not the only food bank in this city that is suffering based on an increased need as Syrian refugees living on social assistance can’t make ends meet.
Louisa Simms, head of the food centre, said that in February and March the centre – at 1480 Heron Rd. – served 684 Syrian refugees.
Simms said they were completely unprepared for the influx of refugees.
“We were told they were moving to buildings on Donald (street),” she said. “We didn’t really expect to see the demand here.”