July 10, 2017
A recent report suggests an overwhelming majority of Canadians don’t think enough is being done about food insecurity in our country.
Conducted by Ipsos and commissioned by Community Food Centres Canada, the poll reveals 9 out of 10 people see no progress on the issue being made.
According to an ongoing research project out of the University of Toronto there are four million Canadians who are food insecure, which means they struggle to afford the food they need.
In 2015-16 over 3,600 people used the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank for the first time ever, but research shows less than one-quarter of food insecure households make use of food banks.