December 13, 2019
More than 235,000 people in the city do not have enough nutritious food to put on the kitchen table on a daily basis. Of that number, 50,400 Montrealers live under the constant threat of severe food insecurity, meaning they skip meals and are often hungry because they can’t afford groceries, with fruits and vegetables in particularly short supply.
Beyond drawing the somewhat obvious link between food insecurity and poverty, the report does contain some surprising findings. For example, among those who are food-insecure, 22.2 per cent graduated from high school, and an additional 11.6 per cent possess either a CEGEP or a university degree.