NL food pricing project

Bag of snap peas in Nain, 2018, for $11.65.

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.

Collabroative Analysis: Join us in December, 2021!

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. What questions should this data answer? What results ring true? What kind of factors or contexts must be considered for the information to be valid? The experts behind these questions are people who buy food: you!

We will be holding three online, public forums to share the food pricing data and analyze it in real time together on:
Wednesday, December 15, 12-1:30pm
Wednesday, December 15, 4-5:30pm
Saturday, December 18, 2-3:30pm
All times are NL island times

This kind of collaborative analysis is a bit of an experiment, so thank you in advance for working it out with us!

Register for an analysis meeting here.

We are working to clean up the data now for sharing in advance of the public meetings and anticipate it will be available on this webapge on December 1, 2021. Stay tuned!

If you have any questions, the coordinator contact for this project is Willa Neilsen, based in Northwest River, Labrador, who can be reached at

Access the online data collection Google form here.

When data has been collected, we will post it here. If you have any questions, please email

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.