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Canadian Food Bank Facts

  • 867,948 Canadians walked through the front door of a food bank in March 2010 asking for help.
  • That's the highest level of food bank usage on record.
  • 38% of those turning to food banks are children.
  • 7% of those helped are seniors.
  • 12% of those assisted are aboriginal.
  • 15% receive disability related income support.
  • 17% have income from current or recent employment.
  • 51% receive social assistance
  • 35% of food banks ran out of food.
  • 50% of food banks needed to cut back on the amount of food provided to each
Additional links
CBC North Yellowknifers build a "wall of food" to raise awareness of hunger in the North
Food Banks Canada