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Child Poverty Report Released
November 15, 2016 @ 4:50 AM by: Richard Steinecke


Our Food Bank is open during school hours so we don’t see a lot of children. However, many parents do bring their pre-schoolers along. They are always a delight to see and the volunteers and community members gravitate towards them. We usually can coax a smile or two. However, a recent study demonstrates that Toronto is the “child poverty capital” of the province with more than one quarter of children living in poverty. The study illustrates what this means. These children usually miss at least one meal a week. They cannot participate in after school activities because of the cost or parental commitments. They cannot get a treat like the other kids when they go shopping. They live in substandard housing with bugs. Sobering. For more information see: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/11/14/kids-suffer-most-as-toronto-clings-to-title-of-child-poverty-capital.html.

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