Research and Advocacy Who’s Hungry Report 2020

Who’s Hungry 2020 Report

This year’s report reveals that prior to COVID-19, food bank use had already increased by 5% compared to the previous year with close to one million visits in the city of Toronto – the same level as peak following the 2008-09 financial crisis.

With the arrival of COVID-19, food bank visits continue to climb significantly, increasing by 22% in June to a staggering 51% in August compared to the previous year. Additional government action is needed to prevent skyrocketing food bank use during COVID-19 from becoming another long-term crisis.