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Volunteers prepare meals for food banks on the floor of the Bell Centre in Montréal in May 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canada must eliminate food banks and provide a basic income after COVID-19

Food insecurity is income insecurity. After COVID-19, we must no longer tolerate the inequities of corporate charity and the stigma associated with relying on society's leftovers for those in need.
The 100 days of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of our food system, including the treatment of migrant labourers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

100 days of coronavirus has sent shock waves through the food system

COVID-19 has given society a teachable moment, and we should now establish the policies, programs and technologies to ensure our food system becomes stronger, more resilient and more equitable.
Boxes wait to be filled with provisions at The Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

More than food banks are needed to feed the hungry during the coronavirus pandemic

The ability of food banks to meet the needs of food insecure Canadians has plummeted just when it is needed most. But food banks have never been able to address the reason people are going hungry.
A person holds a sign through the sunroof of a car in support of health-care workers outside St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, on April 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

7 ways you can help the coronavirus response

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone to some degree, and many people are looking for ways to help others. Here are some ways people can contribute to the response effort.
This outbreak is going to show how decimated the UK’s welfare system is, and how it is the most vulnerable in society that will suffer the most. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

Coronavirus: to avoid major humanitarian fallout, UK must act urgently

The UK is on the tipping point of a humanitarian emergency. To tackle this the government must now give more money to local authorities.
Volunteers prepare food parcels for vulnerable individuals and families at the Black Country Food Bank. David Jones/PA Archive/PA Images

Food banks are becoming institutionalised in the UK

Food banks should not be "normal" and yet they are rapidly becoming an accepted substitute for welfare in the UK.

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