The Provincial Health Services Authority, regional health authorities and the Dietitians of Canada have released a report outlining the cost of purchasing a "nutritious food basket" for a family of four. The report titled Food Costing in BC 2013 states that in 2013 the cost of this monthly basket of food increased to $913. This is an increase of $46 per month or $552 per year over 2011.
Costs are going up for the average British Columbia. Just another reason we need to increase the minimum wage.
Read the full report here.