Food Banks Canada: HungerCount 2016

Posted on November 16, 2016 in Social Security Debates
November 15, 2016

Hello from the official HungerCount release in Ottawa!

As of one minute ago we at Food Banks Canada released the annual HungerCount, the report on the use of more than 4,000 food banks and food programs across the country.
I wanted to share with you some of our key findings from this year and a link to this new report.

The number of people accessing Canadian food banks increased for the third consecutive year in 2016, and is now 28% higher than before the 2008-2009 recession.
863,492 people received food from a food bank in March 2016
307,535 children are helped each month while children aged 6-11 make up about 6% of the total Canadian population, they make up over 12% of people accessing food banks
155,756 Canadians in rural communities rely on a food bank every month

Find out more from HungerCount 2016: < >.

HungerCount makes a number of recommendations to help prevent hunger tomorrow. Food Banks Canada, with your support, will continue to work with government and community organizations to turn these recommendations into public policy.

HungerCount 2016 Map:  < >

HungerCount2016 Video:  < >

Thank you for being a supporter as we work together to reach our vision: A Canada where no one goes hungry!
Shawn Pegg
Director, Policy and Research
Food Banks Canada

P.S. Follow the hashtag #HungerCount on Twitter… to follow updates of the release on Parliament Hill

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