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    Hunger Count 2019

    Participate in the Hunger Count February 21, 2019 by Corps Ministries
    Every year since 1997, Food Banks Canada, in partnership with provincial associations, regional food distribution centres, community food banks and other hunger-relief organizations, has coordinated the survey, and published results in the annual Hunger Count report typically released in early November.

    Our goal is to encourage as many Ministry Units as possible to participate in the Hunger Count survey and get our voice heard.  It’s easy: collect the information from your food bank, meal/snack programs, soup kitchen and other food programs only for the month of March. Answer the questionnaire and submit all forms by April 19, 2019.
     
    Here is a download with everything you need. Documents are in English and French.
    Hunger Count 2019

    If you submit this survey, please send a copy to peter_thomas@can.salvationarmy.org

    The Hunger Count survey is the only annual national study of food bank (warehouse/grocery program), soup kitchen (meal/snack program), and other charitable food program use in Canada.
     
    The Hunger Count provides a solid foundation from which we can advocate at the municipal, provincial and federal government levels for policies that will reduce the need for food banks. It is also a valuable tool for demonstrating to current and prospective donors that the need for their support continues.
     
    The Issue:
    The 2016 Hunger Count Report a comprehensive report on hunger and food bank use in Canada, and recommendations for change, found that in March 2016, 863,492 people received food from a food bank in Canada. This is 1.3% higher than the same period in 2015, and 28% higher than in 2008.
     
    As front line workers this is probably not news to you, but what if I informed you that this report was missing critical data and that this number is probably much higher.
     
    Only 40% of The Salvation Army Units participated in the survey last year.
    That means 60% of our data is missing from this comprehensive report.
     
    The Challenge:
    Our goal is to encourage as many Ministry Units as possible to participate in the HungerCount survey and get our voice heard.
    It’s easy; collect the information from your food bank, meal/snack programs, soup kitchen and other food programs only for the month of March. Answer the questionnaire and submit all forms by April 19, 2019.