Hunger Report

Every March, the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) network of members and agencies participates in Food Banks Canada’s National Hunger Count Survey.  The Ontario Association of Food Banks uses this data, which is provided by the food bank network, to analyze yearly trends related to food insecurity and the food bank use. The annual Hunger Report is released each December, and provides an in-depth analysis of food bank use statistics, client demographics, and the interconnected challenges of poverty and hunger within the province.



  • 358,963 people accessed food banks across Ontario in March 2015, with 120,554 of those clients being children under 18 years of age
  • 35% increase in senior citizens visiting food banks over the previous year. 
  • 49% of food bank clients are single-person households
  • Features: Client Stories, Food Distribution in Ontario, Isolated Communities 

Read the 2015 Hunger Report