• Canada’s food banks stretched to limit: report

    A new report from Food Banks Canada shows food bank usage is up 23 per cent since the 2008 recession, despite improved economic outlook. Being able to afford essential food has never been such a pervasive challenge for Canadians as it is now, according to a report released Tuesday by Food Banks Canada. Despite an […]

  • Number of Canadians using food banks still near record levels, study says

    OTTAWA — The number of Canadians using food banks has fallen off slightly but still remains near record highs almost four years after the end of the economic recession. The annual study by Food Banks Canada, scheduled for release Tuesday, shows that more than 833,000 people relied on food handouts during one snapshot month earlier […]

  • Canadians using food banks remains near record highs

    The number of Canadians using food banks has fallen off slightly but still remains near record highs almost four years after the end of the economic recession. The annual study, conducted by Food Banks Canada, shows that during one snapshot month earlier this year, more than 833-thousand people relied on food handouts compared to 872-thousand […]