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
6.5
6.0
% 3 - 5 years
6.9
7.1
% 6 - 11 years
13.7
14.9
% 12 - 17 years
11.3
12.3
% 18 - 30 years
16.9
15.1
% 31 - 44 years
20.4
18.2
% 45 - 64 years
19.9
19.0
% 65 + years
4.4
7.3
% children
ALL
Rural

38.4

40.3

% seniors
ALL
Rural

4.4

7.3

Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

89

48

Primary source of income
Primary source of income
ALL
RURAL
% Job Income
19.5
15.2
% Employment Insurance
4.0
3.5
% Social Assistance
33.8
32.0
% Disability-Related Income Support
15.4
19.2
% Pension
8.2
13.1
% Student Loan
1.5
0.3
% Canada Child Benefit
6.0
7.0
% No Income
7.6
6.1
% Other Income
4.1
3.6
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

79

43

Household type
Household type
ALL
RURAL
% Two-Parent Families
21.1
20.9
% Single Parent Families
23.2
21.5
% Couples With No Children
6.3
10.0
% Single People
42.7
43.1
% Other
6.7
4.5
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

86

49

Housing type
Housing type
ALL
RURAL
% Market Rental
70.8
49.8
% Social Housing
8.4
5.8
% Homeowners
9.0
12.4
% Band-Owned Housing
5.8
21.5
% Homeless
5.4
9.6
% Other
0.6
0.9
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

72

41