It’s #unCanadian that anyone should struggle to feed themselves or their families.
Over 4 million Canadians face food insecurity. This goes against our values.
What does food insecurity look like in Canada? Watch Canadians share their personal experiences.
“[As] a single mom, the food was purchased at the beginning of the month – you didn’t have money halfway through… for more fruits and vegetables…”
“It takes over your thoughts. All you’re thinking about is the fact that you haven't eaten a meal because it’s hard to do anything without eating.”
“You need good food to take care of your body and then you need your body to take care of everyone else around you.”
What is food insecurity?
People who are food insecure worry about running out of food, compromise on food quality in order to eat enough, or go hungry, often missing meals, because of lack of money for food.
What does this mean for someone affected?
- They compromise quality for quantity
- Prioritizing other essentials over food
- Skipping meals to feed their family
- Living with social isolation
Test your knowledge and learn how you can take action.
1 in 6 children lives in a food insecure household.
Over 60% of people who face food insecurity are in the Canadian workforce.
Food insecurity can be solved by donating more food.
Who are we?
The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security (the Centre) is committed to working collaboratively to reduce food insecurity in Canada by 50% by 2030. The Centre has a deep commitment to systemic change and social justice. We advocate for social policies to alleviate food insecurity and work with innovative food-based programs and community leaders to build the capacity of people and communities to achieve sustainable food security.