News from Good Food Organizations
Good Food Organizations provides resources and a proven approach to partner organizations across Canada to create Community Food Centres that bring people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food. CFCC also works with the broader food movement to build greater capacity for impact and to empower communities to work toward a healthy and fair food system.More information
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:00:00 PM EDT - 1:00:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:00:00 PM EDT - 1:00:00 PM EDT - The causes of food insecurity are undoubtedly complex and interconnected; yet one cross-cutting factor cannot be denied — poverty. 12.6% Canadians live below the Low Income Measure (as of 2011) and the costs of poverty in this country totals approximately $86 billion annually (OAFB, 2009). Clearly, this is a critical national issue that requires a national solution. Guaranteeing a basic income for all would both greatly reduce the number of Canadians experiencing food insecurity and, importantly, offer a more dignified social safety net that ensures no one falls below a certain income level. As Canadians prepare for a federal election this fall, we are calling on all political parties to commit to taking real action against poverty and to seriously explore basic income as part of the solution.