Over the past few years, we’ve all seen prices increasing across the board, from food to rent to fuel. But, what is more difficult to see, is how this is leading to a rise in child hunger, across Canada. According to Food Banks Canada, as many as 400,000 children rely on food banks each month, and the number is rising. In Toronto, Daily Bread Food Banks is reporting 160,000 visits per month, up from 140,000 in January. The number is expected to reach 200,000 by December. With the cost of groceries up nearly 10% from last year, as many as 1.4 million children across Canada are food insecure. Student Nutrition Programs (SNPs) play a very important role in making sure children have access to nourishing food. Ensuring SNPs are supported is an important way to be there for our children, during difficult times.

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