Report Shows that Almost 7 Million Canadians are Struggling to Put Food on the Table [See Each Province Poverty Rating]

Food Banks Canada recently reported about 7 million Canadians find it difficult to put food on the table due to the increasing cost of living and housing crisis. 

The report, released last Tuesday, found that more than 42% of Canadians feel financially worse off than last year, and 18% are coping with food insecurity. 

Rates in Canada

Food Banks Canada also assessed each province’s performance using criteria such as poverty experiences, poverty measurements, standard of living, and government legislation.

    • Quebec secured the highest score with a B-.

    • Manitoba and Prince Edward Island scored a C-

    • British Columbia received a D+

    • Alberta and Saskatchewan earned a D

    • Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick received a D-

    • Nova Scotia received the lowest grade, an F

The report’s findings are a stark reminder of the growing problem of food insecurity in Canada. It is clear that more needs to be done to ensure that all Canadians have access to the food they need to thrive.

Source: Global News

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