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Special Dietary Needs Food Drive
At Right to Live, we are committed to ensuring dietary requirements are met for everyone. Your donation can directly support a fellow Canadian in need, and with our support and partnership with Aurora Food Pantry it will go directly into our community.
At Right to Live, we are committed to ensuring dietary requirements are met for everyone. Your donation can directly support a fellow Canadian in need, and with our support and partnership with local food banks it will go directly into our community.
Food is a right, not a privilege. Help us make dietary requirements accessible for all, not just a luxury for the few. Every donation matters, no matter how small. Let's eliminate dietary insecurity together.
By the Numbers
Dietary insecurity is a crisis affecting over 18% of Canadians - 1 in 5. It's not just about having food—it's about having the right food. Special diets aren't a luxury; they're a necessity for many. Gluten can cause irreversible harm in Celiac disease, unmanaged carbs are perilous for diabetes, and for those with Phenylketonuria (PKU), certain proteins mean severe neurological damage. Even the "may be processed in a facility that processes nuts" label is a life-threatening gamble for people with severe allergies.
Alarmingly, a third of food bank clients are children. Those with disability, single adults and families relying on provincial social assistance make up nearly half. They often choose between rent, healthcare, education, and fulfilling their dietary needs.
of food bank users in Canada are children, while only representing 18.8% of the population
food insecurity is three times higher among people with disabilities than the non-disabled population
Of people in Canada experiencing food insecurity have a disability.
Seniors represent 8.9% of Canadian food bank users, with the rate of increase far outpacing other age groups.
of food bank users in Canada are single adult households, while only representing 29.3% of the population.
Groups at highest risk include those with disabilities, aboriginal people, social assistance recipients, younger adults, and single parents.
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