The following is a list of the most need items for the Food Share today (Nov 1st):
- Healthy Lunch Snacks
- Feminine Hygiene products
- Side Kicks
- Baby diapers and formula
- Condiments such as ketchup, mustard, relish
- Birthday candles, balloons, cake mixes
The North Huron Food Share is a registered not-for-profit organization, which is funded by donations from businesses, community groups & associations, as well as individuals. The need for food is growing everyday by people on fixed incomes, the elderly and low income families.
In the first 3 months of 2013, 350 housesholds, which includes 508 adults and 452 children accessed the North Huron Community Food Share. In addition, the Food Share has also had 31 new families needing assistance over and above our current households. In May alone, we had 10 new families. The need continues to grow and with your support, together we can make a difference so no one goes hungry.
STATS FOR MAY: 120 HOUSEHOLDS WHICH TRANSLATES INTO 189 ADULTS, 143 CHILDREN AND 34 CHILDREN OVER 18 STILL LEAVING AT HOME = 366 PEOPLE
Our food hampers provide canned, fresh and frozen food to individuals and families. Our hampers typically provide enough food for 4-5 days and the Food Share can be accessed once a month.
The Food Share is always looking for partners and volunteers in the community to helps us work towards our goal of eliminating hunger in our local counties. When we all work together, by providing financial contribution or donation of time or resources, we are one step closer to reaching this goal.
Every year, in partnership with Food Banks Canada, the members of Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) participate in a national survey on hunger in Canada. This survey is completed by our members who collect data on food bank usage during the month of March in Ontario. The Hunger Count is then released every fall by Food Banks Canada which includes overview of survey results, analysis, and policy recommendations. Based on the 2012 survey, the following has been determined:
- 412,998 individuals accessed Ontario food banks in March 2012
- 38.7% of food bank users, or 159,918 individuals, were children (11,737 more children than in March 2011)
- 44.6 % of all food bank users were women over 18 years of age
- 174,618 households were served by food banks (9.8% of which were first time users)
- 42.8% of food bank users were on social assistance
- 27.3% of food bank users were on disability support
- 64.5% of food bank users were low-income, rental market tenants
- 19.2% of food banks ran out of nutritious food during the month