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Northern Food Insecurity

Canadians living in northern and remote communities face highly elevated, and in some cases extreme, levels of food insecurity.

There are significant challenges for food banks in the North, not the least of which is access to logistics and transportation to bring in a steady supply of food. The lack of consistent community food supports makes the need for policy change all the more critical and urgent.

More needs to be done to address the high levels of food insecurity in Northern Canada, which is why Food Banks Canada continues to recommend more focus and attention by governments on this issue. Further, each policy recommendation made in this report, if implemented nationally, would support a reduced need for the services of food banks in the North.

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of food distributed by Canadian food banks is fresh (eg. milk, eggs, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, bread)