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The Sensitivity of Food Bank Visits to Social Assistance, Housing and Labour Market Conditions in Toronto

This study examines the relationship between increase in food bank visits and trends in rent, social assistance incomes, minimum wages and rates of employment in Toronto. Authors conclude that monitoring changes in food bank visits could be an effective way of gauging the adequacy of public policies intended to provide support to individuals and families in need.

Resource Information

Date

March 1, 2022

Author

Kneebone, R and Wilkin, M

Type

Report

Setting

Community Kitchen, Community-at-large, Food Bank, Grocery/Retail

Age

Adults (18-64)

Topic

Food Security & Access to Food, Food Systems & Local Food

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial (Ontario)

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