food bank use
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.
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
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
OTTAWA - The number of Canadians using food banks has fallen off slightly but still remains near record highs almost four
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.