One in five Canadians skip meals to feed kids

May 6 to 10 is Hunger Awareness Week in Canada

A whopping 20 per cent of Canadian parents say they skip meals to make sure there kids have enough to eat, according to a survey.

Meanwhile, 36% of consumers bought less expensive food for their families over the past year because of financial struggles.

These are just some of the findings in a Angus Reid survey, released Monday, to mark the start of Hunger Awareness Week in Canada, which runs May 6 to 10.

“With almost half of the country knowing someone who has used a food bank, it's clear that there is hunger in every community,” Katharine Schmidt, executive director of Food Banks Canada said in a release. “As such, our goal for Hunger Awareness Week is to get Canadians talking about this widespread issue so we can work together to find longer term solutions.”

For more information about the awareness campaign, go here.

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