Mission Services of Hamilton participated in a snapshot of hunger report produced by Hamilton Food Share. This snapshot compared March of 2022 to March of 2023.

Some highlights from this snapshot:

  • Across Hamilton, Food Bank use by households is up 39% (to almost 12,000 households) from one year ago
  • 39% increase in the number of children served
  • 24% increase in the number of seniors served

A separate Issue Report by Hamilton Food Share found that when calculating the shelter-to-income ratio of food bank service users, almost all (96%) were housing insecure, with 60% of users spending more than 30% of their income on housing and another 38% spending more that 60% on housing.

Thank you for supporting the food programming at Mission Services, as you can see the need is truly great.

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