Food Bank User Statistics
Based on Food Banks Canada HungerCount 2019 statistics
Age categories served as % of total, by age group
Age categories served as % of total, by age group
ALL
RURAL
% 0 - 2 years
4.5
3.6
% 3 - 5 years
5.4
5.5
% 6 - 11 years
10.7
10.4
% 12 - 17 years
8.9
9.0
% 18 - 30 years
15.4
16.1
% 31 - 44 years
20.2
19.1
% 45 - 64 years
24.9
27.9
% 65 + years
9.9
8.6
% children
ALL
Rural

29.5

28.5

% seniors
ALL
Rural

9.9

8.6

Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

91

52

Primary source of income
Primary source of income
ALL
RURAL
% Job Income
14.0
14.5
% Employment Insurance
3.0
3.2
% Social Assistance
24.2
25.5
% Disability-Related Income Support
28.6
25.6
% Pension
11.4
13.8
% Student Loan
0.3
0.4
% Canada Child Benefit
1.4
1.6
% No Income
8.1
6.9
% Other Income
9.1
8.6
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

84

46

Household type
Household type
ALL
RURAL
% Two-Parent Families
15.4
15.4
% Single Parent Families
15.7
16.9
% Couples With No Children
12.8
11.6
% Single People
51.5
51.0
% Other
4.5
5.1
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

92

50

Housing type
Housing type
ALL
RURAL
% Market Rental
72.5
58.5
% Social Housing
8.9
5.1
% Homeowners
7.3
14.6
% Band-Owned Housing
3.3
9.6
% Homeless
6.5
9.3
% Other
1.4
3.0
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

80

46