7 MEALS FROM FOOD BANKS
12 Months of Trudeau
December 6th, 2016 - 1:06pm
Food Banks Canada’s HungerCount2016 report last month was chilling. In March of this year, we saw 863,492 people Canadians rely on food banks – a 28% rise since the height of the great recession. Both working and unemployed Canadians are having to rely on food banks – “1 in 6 working Canadian households require assistance from a food bank to make ends meet.” Addressing low-paying, precarious work with inadequate benefits is crucial to reducing the need for food banks.
Like everyone – governments have choices. As HungerCount2016 aptly stated, “governments make the choice to offer adequate support for Canadians experiencing hunger and food insecurity, or leave their citizens to fend for themselves.” We can and must do better.
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