Despite promises to create a more prosperous and equitable Canada, food insecurity is getting worse, not better. During COVID-19, food insecurity increased by nearly 39 per cent. It is now affecting 1 in 7 Canadians.
The growing rate of food insecurity is an indicator of how many Canadians are experiencing poverty and facing systemic barriers. And with the federal government’s goal of reducing poverty in Canada by 50 per cent by 2030, there is much work to be done. Decision-makers need to act with more urgency and commitment to creating equity in Canada.
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