Alberta’s response to poverty is below the national average: Food Banks Canada

The situation is dire for many, says Meaghon Reid in an interview with CityNews

26 September 2023

Alberta got a D on a Poverty Report Card published by Food Banks Canada. Meaghon Reid discusses the situation for those living in poverty with CityNews' Jillian Code, explaining the direness of the situation for many people.

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End Poverty Month

Here's what we know: about 1 in 10 people live in poverty in our city, but we know that there are even more who cannot meet their basic needs, especially with the current cost of living crisis. Another thing we know is that many factors contribute to poverty, but there are just as many solutions.