Hunger in Mississauga

Hunger in MississaugaFace of Hunger

  • 15% of Mississauga residents and 20% of Mississauga children live in poverty.
  • Our hungry neighbours visited neighbourhood food banks 80,151 times last year. In addition, we had 87,779 visits to our meal, snack and breakfast programs.

For more information on hunger in Mississauga download the 2015 The Face of Hunger in Mississauga report by clicking here.

Hunger in Ontario

  • The number of households accessing food banks for the very first time has increased by 20%, from 14,206 in 2013 to 17,182 households in March 2014.
  • In June 2014, the price of food purchased in stores increased an overall 3.2% from the year before.

The Ontario Association of Food Banks publishes its Hunger Report each year to give a snapshot of food bank use across the province. View Hunger Report 2014 here.

Hunger Nationwide

  • Hunger is on the rise in Canada. 852,137 Canadians turn to food banks each month. More than one-third of those helped are children.
  • Half of the provinces experienced increases in food bank use in 2015. Hardest hit was Alberta, where food bank usage increased by 23.4% from 2014.

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 2015 HungerCount Report click here.