- About OAFB
- Hunger in Ontario
What is Hunger?
Hunger is caused by not having enough food to eat. It can result in feelings of pain and discomfort in a person's stomach, or even affect a person's mind and body.
To stay healthy, people need to eat thoughout the day. However, there are many people in Ontario who sometimes do not have enough food and, often, have to go without eating a proper meal for days.
Who is Hungry?
Hunger in Ontario is pervasive and knows no limits. It encompasses all different groups of the population. You might not know it, but there could be kids in your school, families in your neighbourhood, co-workers at your job, and even extended family members who are living with hunger. The truth is, it's not easy to tell who's hungry. It can affect anyone, anywhere.
If you would like further information about hunger in Ontario, please visit read our latest Hunger Report.
How do Food Banks help?
Food Banks help people living with hunger by providing them with an emergency supply of food to eat.
This usually includes nutritious things like cereal, soup, milk and produce.
Food Banks also help by providing food to community programs, like breakfast clubs, after school programs, school meal programs, community kitchens, emergency shelters, senior centres and many more.
To learn more about food banks in your community please use our "Find a Food Bank" search tool to find the food bank nearest you.