In March 2016, 863,492 people received food from a food bank in Canada. This is 1.3% higher than the same period in 2015, and 28% higher than in 2008. The HungerCount report puts forward a number of policy recommendations to reduce the need for food banks, under four broad themes:

  1. A National Poverty Reduction Strategy by October 1, 2017
  2. Real steps toward a Basic Income in Canada
  3. A new deal for people on social assistance
  4. Investment in food security for Northern Canadians

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Published By: Food Banks Canada

Publication Date: 2016

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