• Local pressure to raise Ontario’s minimum wage

    Local supporters of the drive to increase Ontario’s minimum wage are meeting to call for more action. A forum being held Tuesday, sponsored by the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction and Hamilton Organizing for Poverty Elimination (HOPE), is designed to let local supporters voice opinions they were denied the chance to share at a provincial […]

  • Ontario Association of Food Banks 2013 Hunger Report Reveals 375,000 Ontarians Rely on Food Banks Each Month

    More than 130,000 children under 18 used Ontario food banks on a monthly basis in 2013. TORONTO, ONTARIO – (Marketwired – Dec. 2, 2013) – The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) 2013 Hunger Report, released today, reveals that 375,000 Ontarians rely on food banks each month. The comprehensive annual report also sheds light on […]

  • Children make up a third of Ontario food bank users: Hunger Report

    TORONTO – More than 375,000 people use food banks in Ontario and a third of them are children under 18 years of age, according to a report by the Ontario Association of Food Banks. Although the total of food bank users are down compared to a record-high last year of 412,998, it is still higher […]