Food bank use in Ontario continues to rise and more families are facing hunger for the first time. You can help ensure food banks have the food and resources to meet the needs in their community.
Advocate for change
Food insecurity and poverty are complex issues that can only be solved by good public policy and adequate support programs that ensure all Ontarian's have the income they need to afford their basic necessities each month.
Low benefit rates for Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) combined with high clawbacks from other sources of income create barriers that trap recipients in a cycle of poverty.
Additionally, poor quality jobs and incomes that aren't keeping pace with the rising cost of housing and expenses including food, transportation, and other essentials are leaving fewer Ontarians able to afford their basic necessities.
One way to take immediate action is by telling your MPP to stop the clawbacks for social assistance recipients on earned income and benefits like EI, CPP, WSIB, and the upcoming Canada Disability Benefit.
Educate friends and family
Talk with your family, friends, and co-workers about hunger and poverty, and the actions we can all take towards a hunger-free Ontario.
Share on social
Follow Feed Ontario on social media and share our content to help spread the word about hunger and poverty in Ontario.
Start a fundraiser
Invite others to join you in the fight against hunger. Whether it's to celebrate a birthday, as a team-building activity for your office, or a challenge among friends, a fundraiser is an excellent way to have fun and make a change in your community.
Volunteer at a food bank
Give back to your community by volunteering your time or lending your skills at your local food bank.