Last year, Chantal, a young, single mom, needed diapers for her daughter Skye, but couldn’t afford them.
She is not alone. Almost a quarter of single Canadian mothers are raising their children in poverty with a high concentration of teenage mothers in Surrey specifically.
“I sacrifice my food for Skye,” explains Chantal. “I’d rather have her eat and have diapers than me eat for a whole day.”
Mothers should not have to choose between food and diapers for their babies, but they do everyday.