You improved access to food for people with the highest need.
Last year, more neighbours than ever turned to the food bank to help them provide their families with healthy, nutritious food — a 13% increase over the previous year. And it was your support that made it possible to keep up with the rising need.
Hunger has many faces across our city, but you made sure that anyone who came to the Food Bank walked away with healthy nutritious food. You made sure kids (39% of our clients) didn’t have to go through a school day with rumbling tummies. You also made sure seniors (6% of our clients) were able to pick up extra groceries when their pension cheque didn’t quite cover all their costs through the month.
But that’s not all. You also made it possible for us to conduct research to identify priority neighbourhoods that have high volumes of low-income households and need more local food programs. That means your impact will continue to grow over the coming year as we develop initiatives that will create even more access to the healthy food your hungry neighbours need.
Read the full Annual Impact Report here.