What’s the story behind your grocery bill?
Food Freedom Day is February 9, 2019
The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has calculated that by Friday, February 9, 2019, a Canadian household of average income will have earned enough to pay their entire year’s grocery bill.
Food Freedom Day demonstrates the value that Canadian farmers deliver to ALL Canadians – not only through quality food, but by supporting 1 in 8 jobs, which in turn translates into vital economic contributions for our rural communities.
How we calculate the date for Food Freedom Day
Food Freedom Day is calculated by taking Canadians’ total retail expenditure on food and beverages and dividing it by the total Canadian household disposable income to create a percentage. CFA then determines what this percentage of the year is, by day.