hunger

A Way Home Canada
September 28, 2017

More than 850,000 people turn to food banks to make ends meet every month, according to Food Banks Canada. This means each month, too many Canadians are forced to choose between buying groceries and paying the rent, when no one should have to make such a choice.

When talking about hunger, it’s important to note that “hunger” and “food insecurity” carry two very different meanings. Hunger refers to the physiological state of pain and...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
September 21, 2015
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In Canada, hunger is largely a hidden problem. Many Canadians are simply not aware that large numbers of children, women and men in this country often go to bed hungry. Hunger is caused by low-income. While anyone is at risk of food insecurity at some point in their lives, certain groups are particularly vulnerable. 47.8% of food bank clients in Canada receive welfare as welfare rates in Canada fall below the poverty line and...

University of Toronto
February 06, 2014

Today we released the second annual report on household food insecurity in Canada, Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2012, as part of an initiative launched by PROOF to make regular summaries of national population statistics on food insecurity more accessible and available to the public. PROOF is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded research program launched in 2011 to identify effective policy...

University of Toronto
July 25, 2013

I am proud to be a contributor to the first of a series of annual reports on household food insecurity in Canada. The report is an initiative of PROOF, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded research program launched in 2011 to identify effective policy interventions to address household food insecurity.

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