Here's another effect of the financial squeeze on households, less support for food banks. In Vancouver donations are down 20%, yet demand is up.
I suspect this is playing out every where.
I have the TV on, and there is a commercial today that starts "some babies have cancer..." I can't imagine how painful watching that commercial would be for my husband's chiropracter who's 4 month baby died of cancer this week. Poor baby was born with a brain tumor.