Tag Archives: food banks

Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada? Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada?
By Jino Distasio

In North American cities like New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto and countless others, we have grown accustomed to seeing people who are homeless walk among us, often in the shadows, often with visible signs of duress from addiction, mental illness or basic hopelessness.

Why-are-so-many-Canadians-using-food-banks Why are so many Canadians using food banks?
By Jino Distasio

Canadian households are paying more for a nutritious basket of food with rising prices hitting low-income households hardest — especially those receiving government assistance.

Many Canadians struggle to put food on the table Many Canadians struggle to put food on the table
By Carolyn Shimmin and Valerie Tarasuk

For many Canadians, food plays a central role in the holiday festivities. But for those experiencing food insecurity, a bountiful feast will not be in the cards this year. Over 4 million Canadians, including 1.15 million children experience some level of food insecurity.