The Daily Bread Food Bank in partnership with North York Harvest Food Bank, have released Who’s Hungry 2021 – a report profiling hunger in the city of Toronto.

This year’s report reveals there were 1.45 million visits to food banks in the past year, the highest number ever recorded in the city’s history. The report also finds that for the first time, new clients outnumbered existing clients at Toronto food banks.

Be a partner in the fight to end hunger. Read and share with others, some of this year’s key findings below:

  • While pandemic restrictions are easing and the economy is re-opening, there are many people in Toronto still living in a state of crisis.
  •  With 1 in 3 food bank clients reporting having gone an entire day without eating, we need to advocate for systemic change.
  • The report provides a clear call to action to all levels of government to respond to the urgent community needs created by COVID-19 and to build greater resiliency through decent work, affordable housing, and strong social safety net. 

Take action today. Here are three steps you can take:

  1. Read the Who’s Hungry 2021 report to raise awareness about why poverty and food insecurity are on the rise in Toronto. You can share the findings of this report on social media – please tag @dailybreadTO and use the hashtag #WhosHungry2021.
  2. Hunger is a direct result of poverty. With the provincial election fast approaching, you can help advocate for change by sending an email directly to Ontario’s party leaders asking them to commit to bolder action to reduce poverty in your community. Take action now:
  3. Join us for a webinar discussion on Thursday, November 25 at 12:30pm EST, on how we can move from crisis to resilience as we discuss our calls to action.

Visit to read the full Who’s Hungry 2021 report.

In partnership,

Neil Hetherington
CEO Daily Bread Food Bank

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