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
4.3
4.3
% 3 - 5 years
6.5
5.7
% 6 - 11 years
12.4
12.0
% 12 - 17 years
9.3
8.8
% 18 - 30 years
14.8
12.7
% 31 - 44 years
19.2
19.4
% 45 - 64 years
28.3
30.3
% 65 + years
5.1
6.9
% children
ALL
Rural

32.5

30.8

% seniors
ALL
Rural

5.1

6.9

Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

43

32

Primary source of income
Primary source of income
ALL
RURAL
% Job Income
11.5
11.0
% Employment Insurance
3.9
4.7
% Social Assistance
58.3
57.6
% Disability-Related Income Support
8.6
7.2
% Pension
8.7
10.4
% Student Loan
0.6
0.5
% Canada Child Benefit
2.8
4.2
% No Income
2.8
2.2
% Other Income
2.8
2.3
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

41

28

Household type
Household type
ALL
RURAL
% Two-Parent Families
18.2
15.5
% Single Parent Families
14.9
17.6
% Couples With No Children
15.3
18.7
% Single People
47.9
46.0
% Other
3.6
2.2
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

47

32

Housing type
Housing type
ALL
RURAL
% Market Rental
66.7
61.1
% Social Housing
11.8
6.9
% Homeowners
17.6
26.3
% Band-Owned Housing
0.7
0.6
% Homeless
3.0
4.9
% Other
0.3
0.3
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

41

31