70 per cent of people living in poverty are employed — sometimes referred to as the working poor – Lloyd Longfield

About 12 per cent of Canadian households in 2014 were characterized as experiencing food insecurity – Brady Deaton

Food insecurity has three pillars: food availability, economic access and food literacy – Randalin Ellery

People on social assistance need to spend about 30 per cent of their money on food to be healthy, said Ellery, but an average of 90 per cent of their money goes toward housing.