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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




THE TIM HORTONS
SMILE COOKIE CAMPAIGN IS BACK!

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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