2010 profile of hunger in the gta
NUmbER Of cliENT viSiTS TO fOOD bANkS fROm
APRil 2009 TO mARcH 2010
905 Daily Bread Food Bank
EcONOmic REcOvERy AND THE cONTiNUiNG STRUGGlE
While Ontario has come out of an economic slump, for many in the GTA the
economic recovery is far from over.
Percentage of new clients (6 months Percentage of income spent on
or less) coming because of job loss rent/mortgage, including utilities
or reduced hours at work
Increase in overall client Percentage of households with
visits from 2009 at least one person working
HOW HUNGER AffEcTS fAmiliES
During hard times families have to make hard choices. Poverty continues to
affect those most vulnerable in our communities.
fiGHTiNG TO END HUNGER iN OUR cOmmUNiTiES
Based on the results of Daily Bread’s annual survey of people using food banks
in the GTA, there is still a long way to go in the fight against hunger. Join the fight
against hunger. Learn, donate, volunteer, share and inspire others around you
to do the same.
Learn more about hunger and poverty. How is it affecting your community and
what is Daily Bread doing about it? The Learning Centre at www.dailybread.ca
is a great place to start; it will provide you with links, research, reports
Donate. Daily Bread Food Bank relies on your generous donations to be able to
fund research, pressure the government for change, educate youth in schools
about poverty and provide food and resources to those in need. You can donate
online at www.dailybread.ca and also learn how to run a food or fund drive in
support of Daily Bread.
Volunteer with Daily Bread Food Bank, or at the local food bank in
Share the information in this snapshot on hunger with friends, family
RElEASE Of WHO’S HUNGRy: 2010
PROfilE Of HUNGER iN THE GTA
Every year, with the assistance of volunteers, Daily Bread Food Bank conducts
a survey across the GTA of people who use food banks. The surveys were
completed with the cooperation of Daily Bread member agencies and
regional partners: The Mississauga Food Bank, North York Harvest Food
Bank, York Region Food Network and Feed the Need in Durham.
This snapshot here is just that – some statistical highlights from the
2010 survey to provide you with a brief picture of poverty and hunger in
the GTA. This year, we will be releasing the full report on the results of the
survey on September 24, 2010 at the launch of Daily Bread’s Fall Drive.
The report is a much more in-depth look at not just who is hungry, but
why and how we can continue to fight hunger in our communities.
DAily bREAD fOOD bANk iS
TO END HUNGER iN OUR cOmmUNiTiES.
Hunger Snapshot was written by Daily Bread Food Bank’s Research and
Communications team: Michael Oliphant, Richard Matern, Sarah Anderson,
Rachel Singer and Melissa Mascarin.
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