Hunger is not about food, it’s about poverty.

Hunger is both a local and global issue. Here are some quick facts about hunger in Toronto, Canada and Worldwide.

About Hunger in the GTA

  • 31%of GTA food bank clients are children
  • 16%of children go hungry at least once a week
  • 41%of adults go hungry at least once a week
  • 34%have a college diploma, bachelor’s degree or higher
  • $750is the median monthly income for a food bank client
  • 71%of income is spent on housing (rent/mortgage including utilities)
  • There were700,700 to Daily Bread Food Bank Member Agencies Visits between April 2013 and March 2014

Source: ‘Hunger Snapshot, Fighting Hunger’; Daily Bread Food Bank 2014 Snapshot of Hunger In The GTA. Read the full report here.

About Hunger in Canada

  • Each month, close over 800,000Canadians are assisted by food banks
  • Nearly 90,000 people each month access a food bank for the first time
  • 9%of those helped are children and youth
  • 4%of adults helped are over 65

Source: ‘HungerCount 2014’; Food Banks Canada. Read the full report here.

About World Hunger

  • Hunger is the world’s #1 health risk. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined
  • 1 in 7 people in the world will go to bed hungry tonight
  • 1 out of 6 children in developing countries are underweight
  • There are more hungry people in the world than the combined populations of USA, Canada and the European Union

Source: World Food Programme hunger stats. Read more here.

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