Every year, The Mississauga Food Bank releases The Face of Hunger report to highlight the challenges facing those living with poverty and hunger in Mississauga.
This year, we thought it was only fitting to release the report during Hunger Awareness Week – when food bank organizations across the country are focusing on raising awareness of the solvable problem of hunger in Canada.
When you read this year’s report, you’ll learn more about neighbours who are struggling with no sources of income, the cost attached to healthy eating, and Daniel’s story of finding help thanks to supporters like you. This year’s report found that a staggering 20% of food bank clients are not currently receiving any financial support from the government, family or employment. This increase in ‘no income’ clients is paired with a 25% decrease in clients whose primary income is employment, suggesting that job security is a growing and stressful concern for food bank clients.
“There is a hungry member of our community behind every statistic. With a 10% increase in the number of visits to neighbourhood food banks, our community needs support more than ever. The Face of Hunger report demonstrates that families in our community simply cannot pay for their basic needs because they are not earning enough to cover their costs. ”
Chris Hatch, Executive Director of The Mississauga Food Bank.
Want to do more?
You can spread the word about Hunger in Canada! Download the Hunger Awareness Postcard and share it with your friends, family and coworkers. OR share the Face of Hunger 2017 with them. A small conversation can go a long way to help your neighbours struggling with hunger.
It takes all of us to work toward A Mississauga Where No One Goes Hungry. Thank you for your support.