More PSE students using food banks in Ontario

December 4, 2013

Two of the fastest growing demographics of food-bank users in Ontario are PSE students and recent graduates, especially in rural areas, reveals a recent study by the Ontario Association of Food Banks. The 2013 Hunger Report says students make up 3.7% of food bank users, and that in rural communities this group has increased to 1.2%, up from 0.2% the previous year. The report also says every college and university in Ontario has a food bank or some kind of hunger-relief program on campus. Overall, food bank use has grown by 18% since 2007. 45% of all people who use food banks in Canada live in Ontario. CTV Toronto | Full Report