In 2017, Proof Canada estimated that one in six households in Newfoundland and Labrador are food insecure. This means that a household is either worried about running out of food or limiting their selection due to lack of funds, are compromising the quality and/or quantity of food, or missing meals and reducing their food intake. This can have significant impacts on a household’s physical and mental health and well-being.
Over the past year, volunteers across the province have collected information on the price of key food items in their towns on a regular basis. We also held three public sessions to collaboratively interpret the data in December 2021. Thank you to everyone who participated!
A full report of the project will be available here in Jan/Feb 2022. Stay tuned!
If you have any questions or would like to be emailed when the report is ready, please email foodpricesNL@gmail.com.
This project is a partnership between:
This project is funded by the Public Engagement Fund, Office of Public Engagement at Memorial University, by the Memorial Undergraduate Career Employment Program, the Smallwood Foundation, and by a Social Science and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant.