How does hunger impact our Ontario communities, and what can we as individuals do about it?
Hunger relief collective Feed Ontario is on a mission to end hunger by eliminating poverty. As their website says, “Hunger in Ontario is not caused by a lack of food, but rather the inability to afford it. Reducing poverty in Ontario is essential to addressing food insecurity.
They recently launched a Hunger in My Riding calculator, which allows Ontario users to plug in information about their municipality, federal and provincial ridings to see data about hunger and food insecurity in their community, and download a report which can be sent to their MPP to call for solutions like investments in affordable housing and childcare, social assistance and more.
Check out the calculator here, and while you’re at it, learn more about Feed Ontario’s policy recommendations for ending poverty.