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HungerCount is Coming November 15

HungerCount is Coming November 15
What is the HungerCount?
The HungerCount is the only comprehensive Canadian study of food banks and the people who access them. It shows the scope of the problems of hunger and food insecurity in Canada, and offers policy recommendations to reduce the need for food banks.
Why is the HungerCount Important?
The HungerCount study has been performed annually since 1999. It provides one of the most timely and up-to-date snapshots of the state of vulnerable Canadians. We have shown how food bank use rises and falls with other economic indicators like poverty and unemployment – and we are able to publish this information years ahead of other national data.
Who is Helped by Food Banks?  
Last year’s report showed that more than 850,000 people accessed food banks each month in 2015, and that more than one-third of those helped were children. Food bank use in 2015 was 26% higher than in 2008, before the global economic crisis that kicked the need for food assistance into overdrive.
When Will We Release the HungerCount 2016 Report?
The 2016 report will be launched on November 15th in Ottawa. This will be an opportunity for the Canadian food bank network to talk about the people they are helping in their communities, and to shine a light on the work they do every day to help fill the gaps in our social safety net.

*Data from HungerCount 2015* 

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of food distributed by Canadian food banks is fresh (eg. milk, eggs, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, bread)