Food insecurity is the inadequate or uncertain access to food because of financial constraints
The experience of food insecurity is a serious public health problem in Canada, and all indications are that the problem is getting worse.
The experience of food insecurity can range from concerns about running out of food before there is more money to buy more, to the inability to afford a balanced diet, to going hungry, missing meals, and in extreme cases, not eating for whole days because of a lack of food and money for food.
Access to healthy, affordable and culturally appropriate food is a physical necessity, a human right and critical for people to fully participate in society. Every Calgarian needs an appropriate income that allows them to choose their food and achieve food security. – Enough for All 2.0