BY THE NUM­BERS

Metro Canada (Winnipeg) - - METRO NEWS -

A look at food bank use from the Food Banks Canada Hunger-Count 2015 re­port:

852,137: unique in­di­vid­u­als who re­ceived food from a food bank in March 2015, making more than 1.2 mil­lion vis­its that month.

78,693: peo­ple who ac­cessed a food bank for the first time in March 2015.

5 per cent: Fam­i­lies us­ing food banks who are also home­less.

67 per cent: Food bank users who live in rental hous­ing and pay mar­ket rents.

7 per cent: Food bank users who own their home.

35.8 per cent: Food bank users who are chil­dren.

16 per cent: Food bank users who are First Na­tions, Metis, or Inuit.

10 per cent: Food bank users who are im­mi­grants or refugees who ar­rived in Canada in the past 10 years.

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