Does anyone remember when a @CBCNews program did an investigative piece on grocery stores, about how they redress food (meat, cakes, etc.) past its expiry date and still try to sell it? Remember when @CBCTheNational aired an excerpt of this piece, and invited people to watch
the full show? Remember the concern the anchors expressed about this going on? If they were so worried about that happening in grocery stores with mildly outdated food, you'd think they'd be all over something like this food bank waiver, right?

Can we expect to see something
being reported by @adriearsenault @AndrewChangCBC or @ianhanomansing in the near future?

I'm sure this waiver isn't contained to this one facility and I will be looking to find more examples like this across Ontario.

If anyone has food bank waivers from other provinces, please
feel free to share them in the comments.

While we're on the subject of unsafe food being peddled at food banks, when they've received hundreds of millions of dollars in a short few months, in order to help people STAY SAFE during the pandemic, are there municipal or provincial
food inspection departments that routinely inspect food banks to see if they are putting lives in danger? Does anyone know if such a job exists? If not, then I want to know why not? Don't lives of those who have to rely on food banks matter to anyone? @JustinTrudeau @cafreeland
Here's the piece to which I referred. "The facts will gross you out," says a @CBC news commentator. Has she seen this food bank waiver?

I meant to add that this waiver was obtained by @twistedparent and I am grateful to her for recognising how wrong it was, and sharing it.

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