Tuesday December 02, 2014

A new report "Hunger Report 2014", by the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB), reveals a record number of Ontarians are accessing food banks for the 1st time.

The report includes a feature on the Working Poor.

Some findings:

  • Nearly 375,000 visits each month
  • More than 1/3 are children
  • 1.7 million jobs in Ontario are considered insecure
  • Largest groups who use food banks are women, children, single parent families and individuals who require social assistance and rental tenants.

Read more.

(Source: CTV Ottawa)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in DATA on Tuesday Dec 02, 2014  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Monday November 03, 2014

This interactive map showcases sub-national estimates of child malnutrition (prevalence for stunting, underweight, overweight, wasting & severe wasting indicators) using the most available data for each country mapped.

The 5 indicators are calculated based on the WHO Global Database on Child Growth and Nutrition which is a carefully maintained database covering over 800 first level administrative divisions of 86 developing countries.

Read more at the Open Data Blog.

(Source: World Bank Open Data Blog)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Monday Nov 03, 2014  Bookmark and Share
Wednesday October 15, 2014

This story map, Starbucks, Supply Chain & Sustainability, is a story map of a journey from the coffee plantation to the coffee shop, with stops along the way to improve human condition and help ensure a sustainable planet.

Coffee beans begin their journey on a farm in Malawi, in Sub-Saharan Africa, crossing land and ocean to arrive all the way to a coffee shop in San Diego.

(Source: Esri)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Wednesday Oct 15, 2014  Bookmark and Share

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