One in five Canadians reported going hungry due to rise in food prices

Many Canadians are worried about the prices they're paying at the grocery store

A new survey suggests a growing number of Canadians are struggling with the rising cost of food.

The poll came from Food Banks Canada and indicates hunger/food insecurity is increasing across the country with lower income Canadians hit the hardest by inflation.

The survey show's almost a quarter of Canadians reported eating less than they should because there wasn't enough money for food. It also found one-in-five Canadians reported going hungry at least once between March 2020 and March 2022.

Stats Canada says consumers paid 9.7% more for food at stores in April compared with a year ago, the largest increase since 1981.

 

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