Hunger in Mississauga

The Face of Hunger 2014Hunger in Mississauga

  • 15% of Mississauga residents and 20% of Mississauga children live in poverty.
  • The Mississauga Food Bank’s member agencies receive over 60,000 visits each month.

For more information on hunger in Mississauga download the 2014 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. In a typical month, food banks nationwide provide food to 841,191 people and more than one-third of those helped  are children.
  • 87,533 people asked for help from a food bank for the first time in March 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 2014 HungerCount Report click here.