NL food pricing project

Pears in Nain, 2021.

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!

Download the full, public dataset here.

If you have any questions or would like to be emailed when the report is ready, please send an email with the subject line “NL food pricing project” to

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.