EPISODE 148: Hunger Happens Here

Dive into our latest Vital Topic on food security

On this episode our correspondent, Emily Rendell-Watson, explores food security in Edmonton.

Food security was the subject of ECF’s very first Vital Signs report, published back in 2013. This year, on our 10th anniversary of Vital Signs, we are revisiting that topic and taking a deep dive into Edmonton’s food security landscape to see what has changed over time, for better or worse.

For example, the percentage of Albertans experiencing severe food insecurity more than doubled between 2011 and 2022. The use of Edmonton’s food bank has increased too. In 2013, the food bank served 12,677 people per month. In 2022, they saw a record high, serving 30,770 people per month.

Hunger Happens Here” is the first of three Vital Topic reports to be published this year. In it, you can discover more interesting statistics about food security and about what factors play into accessing food in Edmonton.

Read our Vital Topic: Hunger Happens Here.
Read the 2013 Vital Signs report on Edmonton Food Security.
Learn more about Edmonton’s Food Bank.
Check out the Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative.
A short list of just some of the other organizations addressing food security in Edmonton: