In 2018, Black families in Canada faced 3.5 times higher rates of food insecurity than white families, with over one-third of Black children living in food-insecure households. This chronic issue highlights how systemic inequality adversely impacts the health of Black Canadians. Rooted in years of racism and discrimination, Black Food Sovereignty aims to address inequitable food access by empowering Black communities to steward their own food systems. Achieving this requires dismantling systemic barriers and implementing policies supporting quality and quantity in food access. The 2023 Black Food Sovereignty Policy Paper delves into the persistent challenge of food insecurity among Black communities, offering policy directions and opportunities in Toronto and beyond to promote food sovereignty.
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