There are a lot of people who have been affected by the current state of our economy. In just few years, the number of people facing, or at risk of, acute food insecurity increased from millions in many different countries. Lost of home, lost of job, people striving hard to live, cost of living is hiking. Many people are worried about what this means for them, their families, and our country leaving families to choose between buying the food they need and paying their bills.
Hunger is not a problem. It is an obscenity. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
— Anne Frank
We are all feeling the grocery pinch bakery goods up 14% the dairy is 6-8% vegetables and meats hikes up too 5-7% in vegetables and 2% for the meat.
Scott Peterson said " food up close to 10% that's the highest rates in anyone rate that food prices increase going back all the way in 1981.
"For families who have been hit by the pandemic when they seen their job stop, they've been on emergency benefits they've got into debt. For them their situation is even more serious as they are dealing with debt of their caring cause the pandemic and now dealing with higher cost, a place they cannot avoid, like grocery store." "Rubina Ahmed - Haq Personal finance writer."
People losing homes and nowhere to go, including veterans who serve and are willing to die for the country but end up being left after war.
According to " CAEH Canadian alliance to end homelessness " - Canadian homelessness at about 35,000 people per night. Overall, estimates of veteran homelessness range from about 3,000 to 5,000 total.
Despite of the economy crisis and government issues luckily there is still people who's ready to stand up and willing to help for the veterans, families of regular people who lose their homes because of the pandemic or for so many reasons who's currently living in the street and no place to call home.
There are a lot of different Branches across Canada from coast to coast to provide help for our veterans.
One of them are The Canadian Legions, Wounded Warriors, True Patriot Love, Vancouver Island and more. It takes a couple minutes or second to respect and honoring, remembering the sacrifices for those who served.
One in five Canadian renters faces an affordable housing crisis, spending more than half of their income on shelter costs 40 percent of renters across the country, spend more than 30 percent of their household income on the cost of rent and utilities. Many are workers in low-income jobs trying hard to live with minimum wages $11.81 to $13.00 per hour. Overcome by hunger just to get through the day. When it comes to finding shelter a safe place to live in, they are farther away from the core in search of housing because of the high price. A lack of low-cost rental supply in the major cities, lucky if they found an under price.
" My game plan is to pack my stuff up, and anybody needs help. I'll help them because these guys have been more my family than anybody else over the past few years." said Rossetti
Lost of home
As the force evictions going on in east Hastings Vancouver. Some local authorities forcing dozens of people living in the area to move, removing tents and other structures along with their belongings.
People don't know where to go.
The B.C. Human Rights Commissioner estimates 400 people live in tents along several blocks of East Hastings Street.
A big part of the issue is that there is nowhere for people to go. Forced evictions to nowhere run afoul of multiple human rights issues," said “Anna Cooper, a staff lawyer with the society".
“Not everyone who’s homeless is a drug-addict or in need of mental health care. Some are normal people who’ve been knocked down, and it can happen to you, too. Not all of us made bad life choices.”
– Sherrilyn Kenyon