- Getting food to those who need it most
- Our generous neighbours helped us exceed our Spring Drive goal
- Mississauga Tim Hortons Owners have an appetite to improve the lives of their hungry neighbours
- Meet our new Friend Sponsor – Nissan Canada Foundation
- Chris Hatch honoured with Diamond Jubilee Medal
- Help us reach our Spring Drive goal
- Spring Drive Update
- Spring Drive starts Monday!
- Member Agency Event: Free Seniors Information & Active Living Fair
- Unitarian Congregation Church’s Creative Food Drive!
Hunger at a Glance
Hunger in Mississauga
- A surprising 17% of Mississauga residents live in poverty. That’s over 121,000 people.
- The Mississauga Food Bank supports 65,000 clients each month, 9% of all Mississauga residents (37% of which are children).
- That means there are over 56,000 people who may be going hungry each month because they are unable or don’t know how to access a food bank.
For more information on hunger in Mississauga download the 2012 ‘Who’s Hungry in Mississauga?’ report by clicking here.
- In March of this year 412,998 people were helped by food banks in Ontario. That is an increase of 31.4% since the recession began in 2008.
- Ontario has more people using food banks than any other province in Canada (more than double that of Quebec).
- Hunger is on the rise in Canada. In a typical month, food banks nationwide provide food to 882,000 people (more than 339,000 of these are children).
- Of these people, 93,000 accessed a food bank for the first time in March of 2012.
Every year, Food Banks Canada releases a HungerCount Report which takes a close look at who is accessing food banks. It reports on the amount of people turning to food banks and the key factors that contribute to why they need help. To view the 2012 HungerCount Report click here.