The Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank is exactly what it sounds like, a non-profit food bank that caters strictly to vegetarians and vegans who find that traditional food banks are lacking in fresh produce and non-meat options. When applying as a client, people are asked if they have purchased chicken or fish. If they say yes, they’re told they wouldn’t be able to use the bank’s services.
“We can’t serve everybody, and if we did, vegetarians would be screwed again,” says the food bank’s 32-year-old vegan director, Matt Noble. “So we have turned people away if they said they ate meat, but we refer them to other programs that’ll help them out.”
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