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Richard Matern

Richard Matern (FGJ14) is currently Director of Research at Food Banks Canada. Previously, as Director, Research and Communications at Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto, he was responsible for the development and implementation of a research program to support its government relations strategy. Richard and his colleagues at Daily Bread produced a number of reports on poverty and hunger in the GTA, including the annual Who’s Hungry report. Richard was also part of the research team that developed the Ontario Deprivation Index, the first poverty measure of its kind in Canada.