Tag Archives: food banks

(1076) Ontario food bank usage [Report]

A smidgen of good news on food bank use in Ontario: a slight drop in the number of users.  The ‘hydro or food’ angle in this latest report from the Ontario Association of Food Banks was picked up in Orangeville, Sarnia, Guelph, Woodstock, the GTA, Hamilton, Parry Sound, Flamborough, Sault Ste. Marie, Belleville, London, the Kawarthas, North Bay, Ottawa, Niagara Region, Brant, Perth, Simcoe, Ingersoll, Cambridge, the Muskokas, Durham Region, you know, pretty much the entire province.
Number of food bank users down in Ontario but still 335,000 a month: report. High hydro bills, precarious work, inadequate social assistance all contributing, association says

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(879) Awful UK

Cropped-CMEC_1_009Awful signals from Britain these days as third and fourth generation neocons keep doing what they do.

This is the day we say farewell to everything that was good about Britain

‘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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(850) That time of year [Hunger Awareness Week & Daily Bread report]

H15With 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

Hunger in Toronto is a tale of two cities. Food bank use in Toronto continues to rise in the city’s inner suburbs and drop downtown, according to Daily Bread Food Bank’s annual report

Toronto’s food banks see rising demand in inner suburbs

Suburban poverty has arrived in Toronto, food bank data shows

(823) Looking at food and food banks in Canada

145219869_0e6c14aaec_zFood banks have been part of life here for three decades now.
Maybe we have never seen them properly.

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.caend of a three-part series by Jesse Bauman

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