Results from last summer’s Food Access and Affordability Survey conducted by the City and Grande Prairie’s Food Access & Security Taskforce show that 57% of residents said they find food expensive.
Almost 2200 Grande Prairie residents took part in the survey. 19% of respondents say they frequently encountered challenges affording food with 33% of residents spending more than $200 a week on groceries.
Pet owners are also taking a hit by spending over $110 every month for their pet’s dietary needs.
The findings show that a significant number of residents are struggling with the high cost of food, and concerns about food security are prevalent.
The Food Security Committee was formed in May 2018 and is comprised of organizations and institutions that work together to directly influence the health and well-being of individuals and families. To learn more about the committee and see the survey results click HERE.