‘Conscious cruelty’: Ken Loach’s shock at benefit sanctions and food banks.‘ Hunger is being used as a weapon,’ says veteran director, calling for public rage over situation he says is worse than when he made Cathy Come Home in 1966
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With some spare time between the joys of back-to-school and the horrors of Halloween Canadians are free to discover the country’s food bank activity. For Greater Toronto a decline in the core for food bank visits is seen. An incredible 45% increase ( since 2008 ) for the inner suburbs reflects the harsh dynamics of real estate inflation and income inequality here. Women and children rely more heavily on food assistance, as they have in the past. Further recognition arrives this year of those who regularly do without for a full day each week. Truly, this is something our system produces.
Who’s Hungry 2015
Toronto food bank report highlights nationwide problem
yahoo.ca with CBC video 1:58
Toronto’s food banks see rising demand in inner suburbs
Suburban poverty has arrived in Toronto, food bank data shows
Going hungry: digesting Canada’s food security problem
globalnews.ca – see hyperlinks
Shut up and take my money! Or, why cash transfers aren’t a silver bullet for food banks
rabble.ca – end of a three-part series by Jesse Bauman
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Food bank use by university students is the subject of this item from the University of Toronto publication The Varsity. Being a post secondary student isn’t cheap and there’s always been a low rent element in student life. But this recent data indicates a higher level of sacrifice and difficulty is now attached to getting further education than was the case in the past.
Lexington residents can pay parking tickets with food donations Washington Post
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Food banks were meant to be temporary. So why are they growing?
Head of London food bank and former MP Glen Pearson reflects on the Hunger Count 2013 report available HERE as a .pdf file.