Today Food Banks Canada released HungerCount 2013, a snapshot of food bank usage across Canada during the month of March. The HungerCount report includes results, analysis, and policy recommendations. At the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre there were 9,337 individuals requesting a food hamper during the month of March, 2013. Because people are eligible to use the Saskatoon Food Bank twice each month the actual actual number of food hamper requests was 11,854.
More details about local food bank usage will be released shortly.