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2016 Hunger Count

How many people go without food in Hamilton?

Itís a common question for food banks and for making public policy. Every year, Hamilton Food Share conducts a Hunger Count, which is a census of food bank users. It measures thinks like family composition, primary source of income and housing costs.

Here are a few key discoveries from the 2016 Hunger Count:

  • The number of children needing emergency food has increased by 5%
  • 4,534 people need 6 or more days of food a month
  • 48% of households using the emergency food network in Hamilton pay more than half of their income on rent

Read the full report


September 12th - 18th, 2016

For $1 you get the sweet taste of a delicious cookie along with the sweet outcome of helping someone in need.

Tim Hortons

Last year a cookie was purchased every 6 seconds of the Campaign! Buy them for home, buy them for your staff, have one with your coffee. You can pre-order boxes of 12 cookies by September 9th using this form.

Take a selfie with the smile cookie and tag us on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #smilecookie

No child should go to bed hungry, but thousands in Hamilton do. You can help! Itís so simple.

*All proceeds in the Hamilton area are split equally between Hamilton Food Share and Food4Kids.

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