Who’s Hungry: 2014 Profile of Hunger in the GTA

The report shows that hunger amongst people with disabilities is on the rise in the GTA. Low incomes, an inadequate Ontario social assistance system combined with rising food and housing costs are forcing more people with disabilities to come to food banks to make ends meet. Many clients with disabilities are also dealing with extreme hunger. Forty-three per cent of GTA food bank clients with disabilities reported not eating for an entire day due to lack of money in the last year, compared to one per cent for Canadians as a whole.

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GTA, Ontario, Canada