1. HungerCount 2018

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THE DATA

1,096,935

Total number of visits in Canada in March 2018.
Food bank use continues to be unacceptably high.

TOTAL VISITS TO FOOD BANKS

CHILDREN AS % OF TOTAL INDIVIDUALS SERVED BY FOOD BANKS

  • 35.2%

    All

  • 34.2%

    Rural

AGE CATEGORIES SERVED AS % OF TOTAL, BY AGE GROUP

SINGLE PEOPLE AS % OF TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS SERVED BY FOOD BANKS

  • 45.1%

    All

  • 44.9%

    Rural

HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION

  • HOUSEHOLDS ON SOCIAL ASSISTANCE OR PROVINCIAL DISABILITY-RELATED SUPPORT AS % OF TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS SERVED BY FOOD BANKS

  • Social Assistance

    1. 42.0%

      All

    2. 42.9%

      Rural

    Disability-related Support

    1. 17.0%

      All

    2. 17.2%

      Rural

HOUSEHOLD PRIMARY INCOME SOURCE

Total Meals and Snacks

  • 5,669,921

    All

  • 316,756

    Rural

OUR MANDATE

Food Banks Canada provides national leadership to relieve hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow in collaboration with the food bank network in Canada. We do this by maximizing the collective impact of the network, strengthening the local capacity of food banks, and advocating to reduce the need for food banks.