The nonprofit says it expects the number of food bank visits to be the highest ever in Toronto this year.
The report says that before the COVID-19 pandemic, food bank use had already increased by 5% from last year, with nearly a million visits to Toronto – the same level as the peak observed after the 2008-09 financial crisis.
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The report also surveyed food bank customers, 85% of whom said they didn’t always have enough food to eat even after accessing food banks.
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Survey respondents also reported a median income of $ 892, less than half the monthly income required to have a basic standard of living, based on Toronto’s official poverty line.
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