Daily Bread Food Bank and North York Harvest Webinar: Building a Future Without Poverty

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Author: Sustain Ontario

Posted: November 19, 2020

Categories: GoodFoodBites / Webinars

Daily Bread Food Bank and North York Harvest are hosting an online panel discussion, Beyond COVID-19: Building a Future Without Poverty, on Thursday, November 26, at 7 p.m. ET.

The discussion will be moderated by Talia Bronstein, VP of Research & Advocacy at Daily Bread Food Bank, with panelists:

  • Hannah Aldridge, Policy and Research Analyst, Maytree
  • Leila Sarangi, National Coordinator, Campaign 2000
  • Ricardo Tranjan, Senior Researcher, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

The online discussion comes after the release of Who’s Hungry 2020, a report on hunger in the City of Toronto by the Daily Bread Food Bank and North York Harvest.

The report shows that prior to COVID-19, food bank use had already increased by 5% compared to the previous year, with close to one million visits in Toronto – the same level as peak following the 2008-09 financial crisis. With the arrival of COVID-19, food bank visits continue to climb significantly, increasing by a staggering 51% this August compared to the previous year.

“We cannot ignore the voices contained in this report,” Neil Hetherington, Chief Executive Officer of Daily Bread Food Bank, shares in the report’s foreword. “If we do, we will only continue to perpetuate and recreate the same systems where the right to food is not realized, where people live in poverty, and where ongoing health and housing crises continue unabated.”

For more information and to register for the panel discussion, visit the Daily Bread Food Bank’s website here.