A Return Look at Two Paycheques Away: Social Policy and Hunger in Edmonton

Jan 01, 1998
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In December 1996 the Edmonton Social Planning Council and the Edmonton Gleaner's Association released the results from a comprehensive study of Food Bank use in the City of Edmonton -- Two Paycheques Away: Social Policy and Hunger in Edmonton. As a update to this landmark study, the Council and the Edmonton Gleaner's Association replicated a portion of the research in the summer of 1997. The results of this updated research shed additional light on the continuing challenges faced by Edmontonians in need. As the provincial government meets both to consider just what 'people development' means, as well as the accompanying policy implications that inevitably come with 'reinvesting' in Albertans, the findings of the current study should prove powerful 'food for thought'.