HungerCount 2011 provides essential information on levels of food bank use in Canada, and profiles people in need of food assistance.
The results of the HungerCount 2011 survey were released at the beginning of November, and it shows that far too many people are being left behind on Canada’s road to economic recovery.
HungerCount 2011 results indicate a staggering 26 per cent increase in food bank use between 2008 and 2011. The report highlights that in a typical month, food banks across the country provide food to more than three quarters of a million separate individuals – 851,000 people – and more than 322,000 (38 per cent) of those helped are children.
While the number of people in need of food assistance in Ontario has dropped slightly since 2010, bringing it closer to home, the Ottawa Food Bank has observed that food bank usage has gone up by 4 per cent in Ottawa.
For more information, please download the full HungerCount 2011 Report.