Nearly a Quarter of Canadians Dealt with Food Insecurity in 2022!

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23% of Canadian people reported food insecurity in 2022

Approximately 8.7 million people, or 22.9 percent of Canada's population, lived in households that reported some form of food insecurity in 2022, Statistics Canada said Friday, according to Xinhua.

This is an increase of just under 1.8 million from the previous year, when the rate was 18.4 percent, the national statistical agency said.

The proportion of those who were marginally food insecure remained relatively stable, at 6 percent, while the proportions of those who were moderately and severely food insecure both increased to reach near 17 percent.

According to the agency, people in one-parent families and unattached non-seniors remained at a particularly high risk of food insecurity. People in non-senior couples and couples with children had somewhat lower rates, though all were higher than the rates for people in senior families or unattached seniors.

The food insecurity data were collected from January to June 2023. Food insecurity is the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints, and refers to the 12-month period prior to the interview, the agency said.

Meanwhile, 9.9 percent of the population, approximately 3.8 million Canadians, lived below the poverty line in 2022, up from 7.4 percent in 2021, Statistics Canada said.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

8 Comments
  1. Sarah_1985 says

    Could you please provide more information on the specific factors contributing to the increase in food insecurity among Canadians?

    1. JohnSmith_1978 says

      Sure, Sarah_1985. The increase in food insecurity among Canadians can be attributed to various factors such as rising living costs, inadequate government support, income inequality, and the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These challenges have disproportionately affected vulnerable populations, making it harder for many households to access an adequate and reliable food supply.

  2. Emily_Smith says

    Could you please provide more information on the specific reasons behind the increase in food insecurity among Canadians from the previous year?

    1. Michael_Jones says

      Sure, Emily_Smith! The increase in food insecurity among Canadians from the previous year can be attributed to various factors such as the ongoing economic impact of the pandemic, rising food prices, and income inequality. These challenges have disproportionately affected vulnerable populations, leading to a higher prevalence of food insecurity. It highlights the urgent need for targeted interventions to address these systemic issues.

  3. Emily_Rose says

    As a Canadian, it’s disheartening to see the increasing rates of food insecurity in our country. We need to address this issue urgently and ensure that everyone has access to an adequate food supply.

  4. Emily_Rose says

    As a Canadian, I am deeply troubled by the alarming increase in food insecurity among my fellow citizens. It’s heartbreaking to see so many people struggling to access basic necessities like food. We need urgent and effective measures to address this issue and ensure that no one goes hungry in our country.

  5. EmilySmith says

    It’s truly heartbreaking to see the numbers of food insecurity rising in Canada. We need to come together as a community and take action to support those in need.

  6. Emily123 says

    Did the article mention any specific initiatives or programs that are being implemented to address the increase in food insecurity in Canada?

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