• Harnessing hunger

    Food banks aren’t sufficient for fighting hunger, according to a new report from Canada’s community foundations. That’s because the problem isn’t rooted in empty stomachs. It’s rooted in poverty. “For 30 years communities have been responding to hunger with food banks and other strategies, but food bank usage shows no signs of slowing down,” says […]

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  • Hamilton’s poverty decline misleading, expert says

    While new national numbers suggest Hamilton’s poverty rate is in decline, a local expert warns the data should be taken with a grain of salt. According to the newly released 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) — which has replaced the long-form census — Hamilton is now ranked as the city with the 14th highest poverty […]