Rising Food Costs Will Hit Region's Most Vulnerable, Food Strategy Warns

According to TB News Watch, more local families will struggle to meet their food needs in 2022, as rising inflation and food prices exacerbate existing inequalities, the Thunder Bay & Area Food Strategy has warned.

With food costs projected to rise by five to seven per cent this year, the group said in a statement Monday, the average Canadian family of four will pay nearly $1,000 more for food in 2022 than last year.

That’s enough to push some living on the poverty line over the edge, and force hard choices for many others, said food strategy co-chair Charles Levkoe, a Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Food Systems and Assistant Professor at Lakehead University.

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