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48%

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Read the latest news releases about Food Banks Canada activities and initiatives.

Report: Rate of Food Bank Use Among Single People Hits Record High

- Nearly half of all visits are by single person households, driven by people with disabilities and those on pensions

What happens to children ‘After the Bell’ rings?

- School breakfast, lunch and after school programs provide much needed support, but where do those children go in July and August? After the last school bell rings for the summer months, children are often left to fend for themselves, navigating the distressing world of food insecurity and hunger during the summer vacation.

FOOD BANKS CANADA FOR FIRST-TIME RELEASES HUNGERCOUNT DIGITAL REPORT FOR ALL ACCESS

- Canada’s Only Comprehensive Report on Food Bank Usage & Hunger Addresses that “Numbers Remain Unacceptable” in its New Digital Report

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40%

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