Hunger at a Glance

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The Face of Hunger In Mississauga 2013Hunger in Mississauga

  • A surprising 17% of Mississauga residents live in poverty. That’s over 121,000 people.
  • The Mississauga Food Bank’s member agencies receive 59,000 visits each month.

For more information on hunger in Mississauga download the 2013 The Face of Hunger in Mississauga report by clicking here.

Hunger in Ontario

  • 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 Nationwide

  • 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.

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