Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hunger Count 2015

The Hunger Count for 2015 for Canada has just been released, and the numbers are saddening. Instead of less people using Food Banks, there are more people using Food Banks. The number of people accessing Canadian food banks increased for the third consecutive year in 2016, and is now 28% higher than before the 2008-2009 recession. 
  • 863,492 people received food from a food bank in March 2016
  • 307,535 children are helped each month  while children aged 6-11 make up about 6% of the total Canadian population,  they make up over 12% of people accessing food banks
  • 155,756 Canadians in rural communities rely on a food bank every month 
For more information and ideas on how to solve this problem, go to Find out more from HungerCount 2016

While we wrestle with this problem, our neighbours, friends and others, still may need our support; so take some time and donate, or volunteer at your local Food Bank. If you can a donation of money is more useful than a donation of Food. Both gifts are appreciated, but money can go further in helping. 

We are moving into the spirit of giving, so make your gift to the Food Bank one of your (new) family traditions.

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