Local MPP Paul Miller’s private member’s bill receives second reading at Queen’s Park Thursday.
It calls for the creation of a research commission to recommend social assistance rates to the provincial government.
The Hamilton-East/Stoney Creek New Democrat MPP says there are 6-thousand children in Hamilton and Halton who don’t get proper nutrition and rely on food banks.
The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction says 75 per cent of local food bank users are on provincial social support programs.
A group of Hamilton residents will be busing to Queen’s Park today to support the bill.