Nov 02, 2018
By Valerie Massie
Who’s Hungry is an annual report released by Daily Bread Food Bank and North York Harvest. The Who’s Hungry report provides quantitative and qualitative data about the experience of hunger and poverty in Toronto. This year’s report reveals a decade of increasing hunger. “The people that are struggling to feed their families are your own neighbours, members of your community, people you pass on the sidewalk every day,” says Neil Hetherington, CEO of the Daily Bread Food Bank. The report shows that food insecurity is growing in the inner suburbs. “The face of hunger is changing,” says Ryan Noble, Executive Director of North York Harvest. “We’re seeing more seniors turning to us for help. And while food banks are doing what they can to service those who need them, the fact of the matter is it’s still hard for those clients to keep up with the rising cost of living.”
Jane Brown chats with Ryan Noble, director of North York Harvest.