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Hunger Facts

Canada

1.1 million

Canadians visited food banks nearly 1.1 million times in March 2019

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34%

of those relying on food banks nationally are children, when they only represent 19% of the population

 26% of those relying on food banks receive their

26%

of those relying on food banks receive their main source of income from either provincial disability support or pensions.

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48%

of those using food banks are from single-person households

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1 in 8 people

assisted by food banks are employed

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70%

of food bank clients in Canada live in market rent housing

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40%

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

26% of those relying on food banks receive their m

26%

of those relying on food banks receive their main source of income from either provincial disability support or pensions.

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