Novenber 30, 2015
A new report by the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) found a growing number of seniors and single people relying on food banks for hunger relief. Nearly 360,000 adults and children are using food banks each month across Ontario as food insecurity is becoming a reality for an increasing number in the province.
The new statistics were released Monday in the Ontario Hunger Report. The report reveals there were 10,000 more visits to provincial food banks in 2015 with 90 per cent of clients being renters or social housing tenants — a number that is four per cent higher than last year.