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Canada’s Invisible Food Network
Canada’s Invisible Food Network is a Canadian research first and it addresses an urgent question: we need to know who is helping to provide food for the millions of Canadians struggling with food insecurity.
And the findings are shocking: there are four times more charitable food providers than grocery stores in Canada. This is a massive but unconnected patchwork of services trying to support 6.7 million Canadians while they themselves are still reeling from the impact of the pandemic on the charitable sector.
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These unprecedented findings are the result of a nearly two-year-long research project undertaken by Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International, a leading public and industry voice in the area of food waste.
Facts about the invisible food network
Canadians rely on the food network
non-profits provide food to Canadians
There are 4x
more food charity programs than grocery stores
in food was provided by charities in 2020