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More Canadians report they are facing hunger and food insecurity due to rising inflation and housing costs, according to newly released data from Food Banks Canada. The nation’s leading charitable organization that’s focused on relieving hunger today and preventing hunger tomorrow, Food Banks Canada’s data shows that one-in-five (an estimated 7 million) Canadians now report going hungry — with 23% reporting that they are eating less “than they think they should” because there isn’t enough money for food.
Key Data Points
- 1-in-5 Canadians (7 million people) report going hungry at least once between March 2020 – March 20221
- 1-in-3 Canadians who earn less than 50,000 a year; report instances of not having enough money for food between March 2020 – March 20221
- 43% of Indigenous individuals
- 23% report eating less than they believe they should because there wasn’t enough money for food1
- 40% for those earning under $50,000 a year
- 45% for Indigenous households
- 43% for Black households
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1.Mainstreet Research Poll – Automated telephone interviews (Smart IVR) survey of 4009 adults from February 25th to March 2, 2022. (March 2022).
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