Low-income families are finding it increasingly difficult to budget for healthy food, such as fresh fruit and vegetables. Many are forced to make less healthy decisions and children, unfortunately, are the biggest losers in this scenario. In fact, 18,000 children are living with food insecurity each month in the Greater Montreal region.

Parents are going through a difficult period because children’s products are expensive and rare on food banks’ shelves. And yet, donations of food items for babies and infants only represent about 1% of total donations received.