Advocacy groups, teachers’ unions and food banks are calling on the Ontario government to provide a free breakfast and lunch program in schools across the province. In a letter sent to Education Minister Stephen Lecce and Children Minister Michael Parsa on Wednesday, the collection of organizations said many children in Ontario are facing food insecurity […]
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Rising food prices in Canada are impacting student nutrition programs and the kids who rely on them. More and more students are going to school hungry — and with the rising cost to feed each student, organizers of school meal programs are worried they won’t be able to keep up with the demand. A National […]
Statistics Canada reports that, in February, the cost of groceries rose 10.6% compared with a year before, with pantry staples increasing by nearly double the overall inflation rate for food purchased from stores. Though the food inflation rate is down from January, the price of food continues to rise. Student Nutrition Programs struggle to keep […]