What Does Hunger In Ontario Look Like?

It might not look like you think it does.  The face of hunger cuts across all demographics, and does not discriminate.  From senior citizens to children, from the working poor to those on social assistance, there is no “one” kind of food bank client.

As such, there are many reasons why people turn to a food bank for help – but fundamentally, they seek assistance because they do not have the necessary means available to purchase food for themselves and their families.

 

HUNGER REPORT

The OAFB releases a report on the state of hunger in Ontario at the end of every year. This report is based on statistics gathered by our national counterpart, Food Banks Canada, and trends we observe at food banks throughout the province.

Read the 2015 Hunger Report

WHO USES FOOD BANKS?

Children
33%
are children

Disability
32%
have a disability

Elderly-01
5%
are senior citizens

OUR RESEARCH

The Ontario Association of Food Banks has worked collaboratively over the years on various publications and research papers. These reports explore the various ways hunger and poverty impact the province and its citizens.

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGE

The Ontario Association of Food Banks regularly meets with community stakeholders and political representatives to discuss its policy recommendations for addressing hunger and poverty. 

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