Here at The Stop, we believe food insecurity can only be solved together. Our friends at The Daily Bread Food Bank are calling on the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services for the immediate emergency top-up to address food affordability for low-income Ontarians, an initiative we wholeheartedly support.
You can read their full appeal here and sign the petition!
There is a food insecurity crisis in Toronto. With record-high rates of inflation, rising rents, and stagnating incomes, Torontonians are struggling more and more to put food on the table.
Pre-pandemic, Daily Bread member food banks saw about 65,000 client visits per month. This number has now quadrupled to close to 270,000 client visits for the month of March – a new record and the worst month in Daily Bread’s 40-year history. Additionally, we are now seeing over 12,000 new people access emergency food services per month – this is six times more than pre-COVID numbers.
Support the Take Action campaign
Daily Bread Food Bank and its network of 128 member agencies are calling on the Government of Ontario to take immediate action to help address this growing food insecurity crisis.
Add your voice and take action now by clicking the button below to access the campaign page and send a letter to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services calling for the immediate emergency top-up to address food affordability for low-income Ontarians.