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.



  • Hunger by the Numbers: 335,944 people accessed food banks across Ontario in March 2016
  • Precarious Employment: 73% increase in the number of food bank clients that cite ‘no income’ when visiting a food bank since 2008.
  • Rising Cost of Hydro: 100% increase in the cost of electricity over the last 10 years

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