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Food bank users in Hamilton, according to a study by researchers at McMaster University, are struggling significantly more than most low-income residents.

Oct 08, 2021

Martin Dooley, professor emeritus in the Department of Economics at McMaster, who co-authored the research, said food bank users are among the lowest income households in the city. Professor Arthur Sweetman and Graduate students, Melanie Yin and Ruby Bokma, also participated in the research.

The data used for the study was provided by Hamilton Food Share — service coordinator for the city's emergency food system. It was collected between 2015 and 2018 and was analyzed in McMaster University's Secure Empirical Analysis Lab (SEAL).

For more information, click here to read the CBC article.