Todd Donohue walks down the aisles of a Winnipeg grocery store, anxiously checking price tags and mentally doing math to ensure his weekly bill doesn’t exceed about $4 a day on food.
The community advocate receives disability employment and income assistance. He has serious Crohn’s disease, and lives off of bread, Kraft dinner and heads of lettuce, although he knows a better diet would help him better manage his symptoms.
As he approaches the meat aisle, he says,”Quite frankly, all of this is out of my price range. It’s just too expensive. If I have a couple of extra dollars, I might buy a pack of bologna.”
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