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Daily Bread CEO Testifies About Federal Grocery Rebate 

May 18, 2023

On May 17, Neil Hetherington, CEO, Daily Bread Food Bank, testified to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance about the recently announced grocery rebate as part of the… Read More


Is the Social Safety Net Being Outsourced to Food Banks?

May 9, 2023

Food bank usage is higher than it has ever been in our 40-year history. People with employment, social-assistance recipients, newcomers, young families and seniors are all turning to food banks… Read More


How Much Does It Cost to Eat Nutritiously?

March 7, 2023

Food is a human right, but nutritious food, can be expensive, and depending on household composition and income sources, the cost of eating nutritious food varies from one household to… Read More


Nowhere to Go: An Investigation of How Clients Would Cope if There Were No Food Banks

March 3, 2023

Food banks are a critical stopgap for most people. Clients turn to food banks once they have run out of other options, but what would happen if food banks did… Read More


Community Researchers Needed for Annual Who's Hungry Report

February 23, 2023

Research volunteers are needed to administer surveys with food bank clients about their experiences with food insecurity and poverty in Toronto. The results of this survey inform Daily Bread Food… Read More


New Report: "If I Had $100, I'd Buy a New Book"

January 17, 2023

The province created the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) in order to provide income support to Ontarians with disabilities in financial need. Yet it’s been well established through Daily Bread… Read More


The 2030 Project - Season 2 Recap

November 17, 2022

Affordable housing. Social-assistance rates. Basic income. How do these critical factors play a role in creating a Canada without poverty?   Host Dave Trafford and expert guests tackle this and more… Read More


Who’s Hungry 2022: A Story of a System Under Strain

November 14, 2022

In partnership, Daily Bread Food Bank and North York Harvest Food Bank have released Who’s Hungry 2022 – a report profiling food insecurity, poverty and system strain in the City… Read More


A Decade of Deep Poverty

October 19, 2022

A new study analyzing the last 12 years of Daily Bread data found that, almost every year, the median income of food bank clients has been 50% below the official poverty line… Read More