Food insecurity is at a crisis point’: Advocate argues policy changes are needed – Calgary Sun

May 23, 2024

‘We need better policies that will provide people with the income they need to put food on the table, feed their families, and live healthier lives.’

A single mother of six children aged two to 18, Edith S. somehow manages to pay for food, clothing, utilities and a mortgage on a small townhouse she scrimped and saved to buy just three years ago.

Relentlessly disciplined and careful about her spending, Edith is an example to almost any shopper looking to save. She constantly compares the prices of all the basics for her kids, using couponing and grocery flyer apps, ensuring she gets the best deals every week.

Her latest favourite is the free “Reebee” app, which allows users to enter a location anywhere in Canada, choose their favourite stores nearest to their location, and then download all of the latest flyers and deals for food, or even general merchandise, on sale at those stores every week.

“I never buy anything if it’s not on sale,” Edith says. “I’m always looking at flyers, comparing prices, price matching, and going to many different discount stores — NoFrills, Giant Tiger, Superstore to make sure I’m getting the best prices.

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