CharitiesHungerMarket Research

Food Banks Canada’s landmark Canada-wide Poverty Report Cards highlight deepening food insecurity, failures from governments

Report grades each province and territory; sets out measurable poverty reduction road map OTTAWA, ON—Poverty in Canada is entrenched, deepening, and impacting low-income and vulnerable people in every region of the country according to Food Banks Canada’s inaugural release of the Poverty Report Cards, which call for much-needed action from …

Fundraising EventsHomelessnessHunger

One-Day event mobilizes 400 people to help Toronto homeless

Danny, a 13-year-old volunteer, sat at one of a handful of tables on the lower floor of Holy Blossom Temple, sandwiched between his father and older brother, cutting fringes into a large swath of felt that that the trio were transforming into a blanket for someone living on the street. …

Family FoundationsHunger

$7.5 million gift from The Slaight Family Foundation targets food insecurity

5.8 million Canadians, including 1.4 million children, experience food insecurity; 1.99 million visits to food banks in Toronto with demand projected to surpass two million for visits by the end of 2022; After rent and utilities are paid, food bank clients have on average $8.01 left per person, per day, …