In March 2023, there were almost 2 million visits to food banks across Canada, representing a 32 per cent increase compared to March 2022, and a 78.5 per cent increase compared to March 2019, which is the highest year-over-year increase in usage ever reported.
|Total Visits (Child)||642,257|
|% Change in Total Visits 2022-2023||32|
|% Change in Total Visits 2019-2023||79|
|Total Meals and Snacks||3,820,925|
|Food Banks Reporting||2,388|
ARE SINGLE ADULT HOUSEHOLDS
ARE ON SOCIAL ASSISTANCE OR DISABILITY-RELATED SUPPORTS
HOUSEHOLD INCOME SOURCES OF THOSE ACCESSING FOOD BANKS
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.
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The annual HungerCount is Food Banks Canada’s signature report documenting food bank use in Canada. It is a cross-sectional census survey of most food bank agencies, organizations, and programs, within and outside of the Food Banks Canada network. The HungerCount provides a point in time snapshot of food bank use in Canada.
Food Banks Canada is always looking for ways to improve the HungerCount report. If you have questions about the report, or ideas on how we could improve it, we would like to hear from you. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and put HungerCount in the subject line of your message.
To learn more about our data collection and analysis processes for HungerCount 2023, click here to download the full PDF report.