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Poverty and Hunger in York Region

According to a report by the United Way of Toronto and York Region, “York Region is the fastest growing large municipal jurisdiction in Canada”.

In 2013, the low-income population was 15% or 164,840 people of the total population. “The number of low-income residents continues to grow faster than the overall population, with an 8.8% increase since 2011 compared to 3.5% growth for the overall population”.

In 2014, 3.2 million people experienced some level of food insecurity in Canada. According to Food Banks Canada, 841,191 Canadians received food from a food bank in that year. According to the numbers, 26.28% of Canadians that were experiencing some level of food insecurity were accessing food from a food bank.

In 2017, less than 8% of York Region’s low-income individuals accessed a food bank. This is an alarming statistic! York Region has a significant food security rate which must be addressed by all stakeholders. Our low-income earners require much more input from York Region’s funders, businesses and residents.

We are committed to collecting and delivering more nutritious foods including fresh produce, dairy and meat to feed our low-income population.

Making Ends Meet.
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A Profile of York Regions Low Income Population
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Links:

The Food Bank of York Region
(formerly called LifeCorps Food Bank)
355 Rayette Road, Unit 3,
Concord, Ontario, Canada  L4K 2G2

1.866.949.LIFE (5433)

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