Hunger Count is an annual survey of food banks part of the Food Banks Canada (FBC) network that is conducted throughout the country in the month of March. The survey’s aim is to measure the use of food banks by community organizations all across Canada.
Every year, Moisson Montréal produces its own Hunger Count based on the data it collects from the community organizations it serves across the island of Montreal.
Highlights of the 2017 Hunger Count
- 241 community organizations across the island of Montreal benefited from our services on a regular basis (40 more organizations received ad hoc assistance);
- 654,277 requests for food assistance per month;
- Close to 137,000 individuals, including 41,500 children, receive food-aid on a monthly basis through the vast Montreal food assistance network;
- 14,4 million kilos of foodstuffs and other basic products representing a value of 80,3 million dollars were distributed;
- We worked closely with 304 agrifood businesses and 106 supermarkets to effectively collect their donations;
- 10,869 volunteers put in more than 101,761 hours to help us continue our mission, representing 47 full time employees.