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1 in 4

households pays more than it can afford for housing


HungerCount 2016

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While many of us are free to choose any menu item at our favourite restaurant, far too many Canadians are unable to afford even to eat in.

World Food Day 2016

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For World Food Day 2016, Food Banks Canada and Cargill partnered to increase awareness around the issue of food security in Canada.

How do food banks help?

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Learn more about food banks and how they offer diverse models and services to help Canadians in need.

HungerCount 2015

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The HungerCount report is the only comprehensive, in-depth study of food bank use in Canada. It is published annually by Food Banks Canada, with data collected by food banks, meal programs, and Provincial Associations across the country.

What do food banks distribute?

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Learn more about variety of foods provided by food banks across Canada.

HungerCount 2014

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The HungerCount report is the only comprehensive study of food bank use in Canada.

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of food distributed by Canadian food banks is fresh (eg. milk, eggs, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, bread)