'Food insecurity' refers to the inadequate access to food because of financial constraints -- and it's a larger problem in Canada than most realize.
Canada tosses out millions of meals worth of food annually while many go hungry. A new proposal aims to help alleviate both food wasting and food insecurity.
It seems economic growth post-recession has done little to improve the lives of B.C.'s most vulnerable residents -- those who rely on food banks to feed themselves and their families.
As precarious part-time and contract positions become a way of life for Canadians more of us will experience food insecurity. This federal election is the perfect time to ask candidates their stance.
The federal government purports to represent democracy and support human rights. However, marginalized people are struggling to be heard and charities that support them are being victimized.
Post-secondary students are one of the fastest growing groups of food bank users.
When food banks first appeared in Canada almost 30 years ago, there was a vigorous public debate about them. Now they are a familiar institution and food poverty has gotten worse.
Poverty is not a problem that can be solved by soup kitchens, food banks and Christmas toy drives any more than a leaky roof can be fixed by mopping the puddles off the floor.
Operation Sharing, a charity run by local churches, is discovering new ways of helping the less fortunate.
Atlantic Canadians will cease to require the service of food banks when we grow high-wage, stable jobs, and fund social programs like affordable housing and child care, through progressive taxation.