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 Basic Income Could Lift Canadians Out Of Food Poverty

Hunger Awareness Week invites us to not only talk about the problem of hunger in Canada, but to think about...

Now Is The Time To Act On Hunger

In 2017, the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) will turn 25 years old. We are deeply proud of the...

How Do We Solve Canada’s $31-Billion Food Waste Problem?

Looking at the food system in Canada is a study in contrasts. On one hand, one in eight Canadian families...

Affordable Child Care Can Help Curb Food Insecurity

For children across Ontario, school is officially out for the summer. For many children, it means two months of freedom...

6 Reasons Why Buying Local Really Means Supporting Your Community

Next week is Local Food Week in Ontario, a celebration of the rich agricultural bounty we’re so lucky to have...

What Happens When The Safety Net Fails?

In a perfect world, everyone would always have enough to eat, and would never have to go without just to...

Poverty Creates A Vicious Cycle Of Food Insecurity And Poor Health

On Thursday, for World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its first global report on diabetes, announcing that...

The Hidden Highlight Of Ontario’s 2016 Budget

Last week, the Ontario Liberals unveiled the province’s budget for 2016. By now, we have all heard the headline regarding...

Shipping Food To Ontario’s Most Remote Communities

The OAFB distributes fresh, frozen and non-perishable food to its 125 direct member food banks across the province. From urban...

More Ontario Seniors Are Visiting Food Banks Than Ever Before

This week the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) released the 2015 Hunger Report – an annual snapshot of what...

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