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
6.4
6.5
% 3 - 5 years
7.0
6.5
% 6 - 11 years
14.7
15.1
% 12 - 17 years
10.4
10.0
% 18 - 30 years
16.7
17.5
% 31 - 44 years
17.5
17.0
% 45 - 64 years
21.3
20.0
% 65 + years
6.1
7.3
% children
ALL
Rural

38.5

38.1

% seniors
ALL
Rural

6.1

7.3

Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

6

3

Primary source of income
Primary source of income
ALL
RURAL
% Job Income
19.1
19.6
% Employment Insurance
14.1
23.3
% Social Assistance
42.0
30.7
% Disability-Related Income Support
9.6
9.2
% Pension
9.9
12.0
% Student Loan
0.5
0.3
% Canada Child Benefit
2.0
2.5
% No Income
2.2
2.1
% Other Income
0.6
0.3
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

6

3

Household type
Household type
ALL
RURAL
% Two-Parent Families
26.4
28.9
% Single Parent Families
19.2
20.3
% Couples With No Children
11.1
10.8
% Single People
39.3
39.7
% Other
3.9
0.3
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

6

3

Housing type
Housing type
ALL
RURAL
% Market Rental
67.5
48.3
% Social Housing
13.4
16.4
% Homeowners
13.0
23.2
% Band-Owned Housing
2.5
7.1
% Homeless
3.0
2.8
% Other
0.6
2.2
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

6

3