We need real change on northern food security – Foodbankscanada.ca

The HungerCount report shows that, in March 2016, food banks across northern Canada provided food to 21,000 people – almost 4% of the regional population in a single month. We are seeing growth in the use of food programs that have existed in the north for many years, as well as new food programs that have been founded quite recently to address the glaring need for help.

Thanks to organizations like the Expert Panel on the State of Knowledge of Food Security in Northern Canada and PROOF, no one can dispute the alarming data on hunger and food insecurity in the North. One in five households in the territories are food insecure; the Expert Panel notes that the territory of Nunavut has the “highest documented rate of food insecurity for any Indigenous population living in a developed country.” The picture is similar across the north, including northern provincial regions.

Read More: https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/Blog/January-2017-(1)/We-need-real-change-on-northern-food-security.aspx

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