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
3.3
3.5
% 3 - 5 years
6.1
5.3
% 6 - 11 years
11.3
11.6
% 12 - 17 years
9.9
8.9
% 18 - 30 years
16.4
13.0
% 31 - 44 years
20.9
22.1
% 45 - 64 years
26.6
30.1
% 65 + years
5.6
5.5
% children
ALL
Rural

30.6

29.3

% seniors
ALL
Rural

5.6

5.5

Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

36

19

Primary source of income
Primary source of income
ALL
RURAL
% Job Income
7.4
6.7
% Employment Insurance
3.1
3.3
% Social Assistance
71.7
73.5
% Disability-Related Income Support
3.0
3.5
% Pension
8.1
7.9
% Student Loan
1.0
0.2
% Canada Child Benefit
1.3
1.8
% No Income
2.5
2.6
% Other Income
1.7
0.5
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

29

16

Household type
Household type
ALL
RURAL
% Two-Parent Families
11.8
15.2
% Single Parent Families
23.7
20.6
% Couples With No Children
9.2
12.5
% Single People
53.0
49.8
% Other
2.3
2.0
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

32

19

Housing type
Housing type
ALL
RURAL
% Market Rental
45.1
39.5
% Social Housing
41.1
42.3
% Homeowners
10.9
12.8
% Band-Owned Housing
0.4
0.9
% Homeless
2.0
4.2
% Other
0.5
0.4
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

27

15