Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Anye Juressen

How Might We

... engage the public in enabling policy changes to address food insecurity in Calgary?



Food insecurity, as defi ned by the Food and Agriculture Organization, is the “inability to acquire or consume adequate diet quality or sufficient quantities of food in socially acceptable ways, or the uncertainty that one will be able to do so”. Canada, though a wealthy first world country, has a large population that is unable to acquire healthy food.

Hunger affects a varied population in Calgary, with risk factors including various socio-demographic and socio-economic characteristics such as; low income, low-level education, higher number of children, being a lone parent, living in rental accommodation, being Indigenous, changes in income levels, changes in household expenses, income shocks due to ill health, increasing housing and energy costs, and unexpected life events. Any population in Calgary is vulnerable to food insecurity.