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In Ontario, wages are not keeping up with the cost of shelter.
The report recommends the Liberal government among other things fast track a poverty reduction strategy and revamp the welfare system in Canada.
Food Banks Canada report this year found that almost 36 per cent of users, or about 305,000, were children.
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Food bank use down 16% downtown, but up 45% in suburbs.
More people across the country are using food banks compared to last year, and according to a recent report, over 14 million visits will be made to Canadian food banks in 2014 alone. The annual Hunge...
It's important to be mindful when you give. Next time you attend a function where people ask for a donation for charity don't reach for the minute rice or the wax beans that you know you're not going to eat -- reach for your favourite tin of soup, or a jug of real juice or some healthy pasta, and consider how much MORE receiving that kind of generosity will mean to someone who does need the help.
A near-record number of Ontarians are using food banks, according to a new report. The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) says that 375,789 people made use of a food bank in the province this M...
OTTAWA - The number of Canadians using food banks has fallen off slightly but still remains near record highs almost four years after the end of the economic recession.The annual study by Food Banks C...
In their 2012 Report, Food Banks Canada stated that in March 2012 alone, almost 900,000 Canadians turned to food banks. Canada needs to tackle hunger directly, rather than continue to pay out year after year for its long-term consequences. Hunger is toxic for those living through it, and it is harmful to Canada as a whole.
It's a sad reality that as we gather with our families and friends this holiday season to share a meal, there are far too many who will go hungry. A healthy food system benefits our economy, health and communities. It enriches our quality of life. Let's put reducing hunger and a strong local sustainable food system at the top of our wish list for 2013.
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This spring, over 882,000 Canadians used a food bank in the month of March alone. On Tuesday, Food Banks Canada released their annual "HungerCount" findings. The report, which breaks down food bank us...
Here's a challenge: Could you eat only basic pantry items for a week? For many users of the Saskatoon Food Bank, this is the reality. Over the past year, the food bank received over 15, 000 requests f...