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
4.9
4.4
% 3 - 5 years
8.2
7.5
% 6 - 11 years
17.4
18.5
% 12 - 17 years
12.9
13.6
% 18 - 30 years
13.0
11.3
% 31 - 44 years
21.5
22.6
% 45 - 64 years
18.1
17.2
% 65 + years
4.1
4.8
% children
ALL
Rural

43.4

44.0

% seniors
ALL
Rural

4.1

4.8

Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

38

33

Primary source of income
Primary source of income
ALL
RURAL
% Job Income
13.2
9.8
% Employment Insurance
6.1
5.6
% Social Assistance
43.3
56.5
% Disability-Related Income Support
2.5
10.0
% Pension
7.9
12.6
% Student Loan
4.5
0.0
% Canada Child Benefit
0.0
0.5
% No Income
14.2
1.4
% Other Income
8.3
3.5
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

9

7

Household type
Household type
ALL
RURAL
% Two-Parent Families
30.9
19.5
% Single Parent Families
19.9
26.5
% Couples With No Children
1.4
14.5
% Single People
47.3
37.8
% Other
0.5
1.4
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

9

7

Housing type
Housing type
ALL
RURAL
% Market Rental
52.5
35.6
% Social Housing
22.8
25.0
% Homeowners
7.1
8.4
% Band-Owned Housing
8.4
19.4
% Homeless
7.3
10.6
% Other
1.9
0.9
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

6

5