When considering communities experiencing food insecurity, Ontario’s Regional Municipality of York may not immediately come to mind. However, while some of the cities and towns in York Region may be considered prosperous, small pockets of rising affluence are concealing areas of deepening poverty. In a study conducted in 2015, 169,000 residents in York Region were living on a low income.
For more information on food scarcity and the reasons behind it in Ontario, see Feed Ontario’s 2021 Hunger Report.
For more information on food scarcity and hunger facts in Canada, read Food Bank Canada’s 2021 Hunger Count Report.
For more information on food insecurity in York Region, read the Food Bank of York Region’s 2020 Report on Hunger in York Region.