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 2018 Hunger Count
- 257 community organizations across the island of Montreal benefited from our services on a regular basis;
- 640,951 requests for food assistance per month;
- 507,357 meals and snacks served;
- 133,594 uses of Food Pantry Programs;
- 74,369 total individuals benefit from Food Pantry Programs, 35.8% of those are children;
- 15,6 million kilos of foodstuffs and other basic products representing a value of 86 million dollars were distributed;
- We worked closely with 300 agrifood businesses and 96 supermarkets to effectively collect their donations;
- 11,012 volunteers put in more than 97,352 hours to help us continue our mission.