The latest report on household food insecurity in Canada offers some key insight into what exactly food insecurity looks like in our communities. I was pleased to discover that this national report paralleled exactly the findings of the work I did with the United Way on poverty and policies, which included a look at food security. There are two key points to highlight:
1) Food insecurity is primarily about poverty, not having enough money.
2) Food insecurity in Canada more often looks like not having quality food versus not having enough food.