Many people do not realize the extent of hunger’s reach in Canada. Each month, close to 850,000 Canadians are assisted by food banks, and 36.4% of those helped are children and youth.
The problem of hunger is a persistent one, with food banks providing comparable levels of food and other assistance for the better part of a decade.
Who is turning to food banks?
There is no single, typical profile. The people helped include families with children, employed people whose wages are not sufficient to cover basic living essentials, individuals on social assistance, and Canadians living on a fixed income, including people with disabilities and seniors.
The information above was extracted from Food Banks Canada website, to visit the website click here.
How Land of Hope supports Food Banks?
Land of Hope supports Daily Bread Food Bank. Land of Hope holds food collection campaigns in many cities in Ontario to collect acceptable food items and donate them to Daily Bread Food Bank. In 2015, Land of Hope has set a target of 1500lbs of food to be collected and donated to Daily Bread Food Bank.
About Daily Bread Food Bank
Daily Bread Food Bank is a registered charity that is fighting hunger in our communities. A distribution hub, Daily Bread provides food and support to almost 200 food programs across Toronto.
Daily Bread also works towards long-term solutions to hunger and runs innovative programs to support people on low incomes including a community garden, food services training program and an information and referral services program that trains member agencies to support food bank clients by connecting them to community resources.
Last year, Daily Bread provided food for an average of 58,000 visits a month to food banks and prepares more than 3000 nutritious meals in its kitchen that are sent out every week to shelters, hostels and neighbourhood meal programs. We are the largest provider of food relief in the GTA.
The information above was extracted from Daily Bread Food Bank website, click here to know more about Daily Bread Food Bank.