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.Donate Now