Access and Affordability: Saskatchewan Food Banks Explore the Cost of Healthy Eating

Bernard, Travis
Novik, Nuelle
Douglas, Fiona
Hansen, Yolanda
Dunsmore, Lorne
Compton, Steve
Folkerson, Dana
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Regina Food Bank

The Regina Food Bank serves food insecure clients on a daily basis and an increase in demand over the past year prompted the question "Why are so many people requiring assistance at our food bank?". This research compared the cost of healthy eating to income available to food bank clients and discovered a large gap in income that results in food insecurity.

The research is a collaborative community-based project with the Regina Food Bank, REACH, the Faculties of Arts and Social Work at the University of Regina. The research examined the cost of healthy eating in Saskatchewan and income available to Food Bank clients and discovered a large gap that contributes to food insecurity.
food security, food bank, hunger, accessibility, affordability, Saskatchewan