The Who’s Hungry report has come to be Daily Bread Food Bank’s signature research publication. Daily Bread believes that in order to solve the problem of hunger and poverty, we have to understand it. Updated annually with results gathered from almost 2000 one on one food bank client interviews, Who’s Hungry offers a quantitative and qualitative glimpse into the hunger crisis in the Greater Toronto Area.
The Who’s Hungry 2012: Faces of Hunger was released on September 19 and can be downloaded here.
Overall, compared to five years ago, people visiting food banks are older, more likely to be born outside of Canada and have higher levels of education.
The driving force of demand for food banks is lack of income. The amount of money people are left with per day after rent has been paid is less than a TTC round trip.
View Who’s Hungry in the GTA 2011 – Regional Statistics in a larger map