Advocacy Tackling Deep Poverty

Poverty is the root cause of food insecurity. Many food bank clients live in deep poverty, defined as having a household disposable income below 75% of the official poverty line. Deep poverty is significant, lasting poverty which limits ability to access basic necessities, including food.

Raising awareness about who is living in deep poverty, raising social assistance rates, and improving administration of social assistance are key areas where Daily Bread is advocating to reduce deep poverty in Toronto.

Examples of our work: