Hard To Stomach

 
 

Hard To Stomach

How do you decide between buying bread and keeping the lights on? Hard to Stomach focuses on stories from real people facing and fighting against food insecurity in communities across Ontario. Hosted by Nana aba Duncan.

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Part 1: Who's Hungry?

There were more than three million visits to food banks across Ontario at last count. Who are the people behind the numbers? We explore what it’s like to grow up hungry in a food-rich province, and its lasting effects on parents and children. We also dive into how the cost of living can impact every aspect of a person’s life, from Toronto to London, Ontario.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:16]


Part 2: Fresh Out

Frozen pizzas and boxed mac and cheese might seem like a treat...until they’re your only option. What happens when your access to fresh food is limited by how much money you have, or how far north you live? We talk about why food accessibility issues persist across Ontario, and hear from dedicated people in Leamington and Mississauga putting fresh produce into the hands of people who need it most.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:25]


Part 3: Hard to Shake

Food bank use is growing, particularly among working people. So with more people in need of help than ever, why is it still so hard to talk about? Nana aba examines why the stigma around food insecurity still exists, and how misconceptions about hunger impact the lives of half a million people across Ontario.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:49]


Part 4: That One Thing

Food insecurity doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It’s often connected to factors like where you live, your source of income and even your race. While there’s no instant fix for these interconnected issues, solutions have to start somewhere. So we asked the people we’ve heard from throughout the series: what's the one thing that can help you now, or that could have helped you then?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:25:38]


Introducing CBC's Hard to Stomach

How do you decide between buying bread and keeping the lights on? Why, in a food-rich province, are three million people waiting in food bank lines? What happens when fresh produce is out of reach? Hard to Stomach focuses on real people facing - and fighting against - food insecurity in communities across Ontario from north to south. They could be your co-worker, your neighbour or your friend. In this four-part series, CBC's Nana aba Duncan explores what food insecurity feels and sounds like through the stories of people who have experienced it firsthand.

Download Introducing CBC's Hard to Stomach
[mp3 file: runs 00:01:27]