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
6.7
5.9
% 3 - 5 years
7.9
9.1
% 6 - 11 years
15.5
16.2
% 12 - 17 years
12.3
13.9
% 18 - 30 years
17.4
17.8
% 31 - 44 years
18.0
15.0
% 45 - 64 years
18.4
16.4
% 65 + years
3.8
5.7
% children
ALL
Rural

42.4

45.1

% seniors
ALL
Rural

3.8

5.7

Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

30

20

Primary source of income
Primary source of income
ALL
RURAL
% Job Income
12.4
14.6
% Employment Insurance
2.6
3.2
% Social Assistance
52.6
44.9
% Disability-Related Income Support
9.1
8.8
% Pension
7.4
9.0
% Student Loan
1.4
0.6
% Canada Child Benefit
2.4
13.3
% No Income
6.3
3.0
% Other Income
5.8
2.5
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

30

20

Household type
Household type
ALL
RURAL
% Two-Parent Families
17.9
22.6
% Single Parent Families
26.8
28.0
% Couples With No Children
7.7
11.6
% Single People
45.1
31.9
% Other
2.4
5.9
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

34

24

Housing type
Housing type
ALL
RURAL
% Market Rental
64.1
28.8
% Social Housing
16.3
13.2
% Homeowners
6.1
14.7
% Band-Owned Housing
6.4
38.4
% Homeless
6.3
4.0
% Other
0.7
0.9
Food Banks Reporting
ALL
Rural

30

20