The struggle to put food on the table is still a reality for many people and families in northwestern Ontario.

The Northwestern Health Unit has just completed their 2015 survey of healthy food costs. Unfortunately, things have not improved. Here’s Therese Niznowski, a public health dietitian.

“The survey for 2015 shows that the cost of feeding a family of four is $1,060.50 a month. So that’s up 15.7 per cent since 2010,” she said.

A common misconception is that employment will allow individuals or families to break the cycle of food insecurity. However, that is not the case. Over half of Ontario families struggling to put food on the table are part of the labour force.