The Cost of Poverty

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Poverty affects more than just the thousands of Canadians struggling with it every day. In fact, poverty costs the Canadian Taxpayers over $84 Billion Dollars EVERY YEAR.  Our taxes are used to cover the different areas, many of which are affected and increased by poverty – education, lack of employment and health care being the most prevalent.

Did you know that taxes do not pay for any food support provided by our 47 member agencies? We rely on the generous donations of people like you to ensure we can help our neighbours in need.  But NYH is not just a food bank.  Together we are also working to provide training, referrals, child care food delivery and job support.  Stay tuned for our new Logistics Training Program which will utilise our warehouse to train people and help them access employment opportunities while ensuring food is delivered to our agencies.

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