Food Banks Canada calls for action to fight hunger in North

CBC News

November 23, 2015

A charitable organization that helps Canadians living with food insecurity says the federal government should help northerners harvest traditional foods, boost the Nutrition North food subsidy program and set targets for food costs in the North in order to help the more than 5,000 people in the three territories who rely on food banks to eat each month.

Food Banks Canada released a report last week stating that every month more than 850,000 people in Canada turn to food banks to feed themselves and their families.

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