This month, Hennessy's Index looks at access to food in Canada and the problem of food insecurity -- defined as lacking access to enough safe and nutritious food to meet dietary needs.
Food bank use is increasing among students on the University of Alberta campus as well as across Canada.
The recession has increased hunger across Canada according to the umbrella group Food Banks Canada. Since 2009 food bank use is up nine per cent across Canada.
This is the question Food Banks Canada is asking everyone to answer this year -- what action needs to be taken to address poverty, the root cause of hunger.
More than 790,000 Canadians walked into a food bank in March, an increase of 18 per cent over the previous year according to a new report on hunger and food bank use in Canada.