Food insecurity and nutrition are serious problems in rural areas. Photo property of Thinkstock. Use of photo is granted to The Salvation Army (the Licensee) through a subscription agreement. Downloading of licensed image is restricted other than for personal use, and prohibited from republication, retransmission or reproduction. Go to for full license information.

Nutrition and Food Security in Isolated Areas


In Nunavut, the largest, northernmost territory of Canada, 1 kg of frozen vegetables costs $7.99, a 5 kg bag of flour costs $19.99 and regular ground beef—$9.20 per kg.

Food security and nutrition are serious problems in rural areas. Residents cite cost, quality, availability and lack of variety as major barriers to purchasing healthy foods.  Food insecurity in the North is a dire public health emergency.

Whether it is in large urban centres or in remote areas, Salvation Army feeding programs such as food banks and soup vans are striving to give the gift of health by distributing nutritious foods to those who are hungry.

How can Canada better support its vulnerable, particularly in isolated communities, and address hunger and nutrition adequately?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles


The Salvation Army Responds to Mexico City Earthquake as Relief Continues around Oaxaca and Veracruz


A 7.1-MAGNITUDE earthquake has caused the collapse of buildings and other infrastructure in and around Mexico City. The epicentre was on the border between the states of Puebla and Morelos, around 120 kilometres from the Mexican capital. The Salvation Army’s Territorial Commander Colonel Ricardo Bouzigues reports that there has been ‘tremendous damage’. More than 200 people are known to have lost their lives in the tremors, including at least 26 children who died when their school collapsed. 
Salvation Army facilities have […]


Salvation Army Launches 126th Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign


Toronto, ON November 23, 2016 – The Salvation Army has launched its 2016 Christmas Kettle Campaign. Now in its 126th year, the annual holiday campaign seeks donations from the public to help The Salvation Army assist millions of Canadians living in poverty. With one in 10 Canadians struggling to make ends meet, The Salvation Army’s advertising campaign focuses on the fact that “Poverty isn’t always easy to see, especially during the holidays.”

With a national $21-million fundraising goal, the Christmas Kettle Campaign enables local […]