Poverty and Food

With the goal of basic food security for everyone, Sisters of Providence are attempting to get past the Food Bank “temporary” solution to
food shortages experienced by Kingston families.



Program Four: Poverty and Food


Sisters of Providence Click Here

Put Food in the Budget Click Here

Community Harvest Kingston Click Here





Study Guide


The goal of Program Four is to learn how food banks do not provide long-term solutions to food shortages; what is needed instead is a guaranteed Living Wage.


1. Show the video "Program Four: Poverty and Food"

2. Ask students to form small groups to describe the following impressions from the video:

  • What are the best ways to address the problem of hunger?
  • What did the Canadian Medical Association declared that
    poverty is the biggest barrier to what?
  • What is Community Harvest and how does it help the
  • What is the group Put Food in the Budget and what are they trying to accomplish?

3. Option for Take-Home Assignment. Using the internet, find more facts about:

  • Put Food in the Budget and the work they do.
  • Community Harvest and if there is one in your community.
  • Ways to get involved to help fight poverty.
  • How Canadian Catholics can support the work of Sisters of Providence.