1 in 5 Canadians report forgoing eating due to rising food prices and inflation

A recent survey from Mainstreet Research has found that 1 in 5 Canadians has forgone meals and gone hungry “because there wasn’t enough money for food”.

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The new poll suggests that people are struggling with rising food prices and inflation, with the poll showing Canadians who make less than $50,000 are being hit hardest with food insecurity. 

Since the pandemic, Canadians have been faced with increasing food prices and inflation with 23% reporting that they are purposely eating less than they should because they don’t have enough money for food. 

Recent figures from Statistics Canada found that overall food costs increases8.8% compared to a year ago, while consumers paid 9.7% more for food items at stores in April compared to a year ago, the largest increase since September 1981.

Fresh fruit increased in April compared to a year ago by 10%, fresh vegetables by 8.2%, and meat by 10.1%. 

While traditionally more affordable food like pasta increased by 19.6% in just one year. The price of bread rose by 12.2% and rice by 7.4%.

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