Blog Posts

Every month, we publish a new Huffington Post blog about issues that affect food banks and poverty in Ontario, and our recommendations for change.

A Housing Benefit Would Reduce The Need For Food Banks

It is difficult to have a discussion about addressing poverty without talking about the issue of affordable housing. Access to...

The Importance of Data in Addressing Hunger

The Importance of Data in Addressing Hunger

Food insecurity is a simultaneously simple and complex problem. At its heart, despite many other contributing factors – such as...

Farmers Support Our Food Banks. Here’s How We Can Thank Them

Farming is a tough job: it demands of you long days and hard work, and the results can be quite...

Summer Hunger Is A Symptom Of A Persistently Flawed Food System

According to the Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong classic, in the summertime, living is easy — or at least, it’s...

The Future of Food Banking

At the beginning of June, the Ontario Association of Food Banks network came together in Toronto for both our annual...

Reducing Food Waste Can Help Save The Environment

With Earth Day just around the corner, it’s a great time to talk about how we can increase our efforts...

How Food Banks Are Transforming Their Communities

Sometimes, eating a nutritious diet is no easy task. It seems like every day there is a new article about...

7 Things You Can Do This Year For A Hunger-Free Ontario

With the new year upon us, everyone is busy making resolutions to change their lives for the better. While committing...

Precarious Work Creates A Cycle Of Fear And Instability

We are very good at imagining a host of fantastical options when it comes to what humanity’s future might look...

Bringing Social Assistance Into This Decade Can Fix Poverty Gap

Many trends of the ’90s are coming back once again: a Clinton is running for office in the United States,...

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