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Hello Now and Next'ers!
Following up on our (my) food security rant on our Thursday show, we thought you'd appreciate this episode from The 2030 Project. The series is produced for The Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto.
In this episode, we explore the direct and immediate connection between government action or inaction and vistis to food banks.
Among the values expressed by the Daily Bread Food Bank is the commitment to pursue, create and support evidence-based solutions. So, to that end, new research from the University of Calgary draws a solid, direct line between food bank visits and specific government policy.
The report found that the number of food bank visits directly rises with increases in rent and falls with increases in minimum wage or disability benefits available to individuals requiring social assistance.
The studied was penned by Margarita Wilkins and Rob Kneebone. Professor Kneebone is here to walk us through the research.
Among other things, Professor Kneebone tells us governments across Canada should be using monthly food bank visits as a key economic indicator as they navigate the post COVID recovery and economic reckoning.

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