About Hunger and Statistics
For many New Brunswickers and Canadians, hunger is a real challenge that they must face in their daily lives.
Did you know..
- In Moncton, the two area community kitchens serve an average of 740 meals per day to men, women and children in need.
- Food DEPOT Alimentaire’s distribution centre moves almost 2.5 million pounds (1.134 million kilos) of food per year – enough to fill 85 tractor trailers!
These facts clearly show that the problem of hunger in southeastern New Brunswick among the area’s poor and working poor is very real.
The Canadian Association of Food Banks had done extensive research into the area of hunger in Canada. Click Here for more information.
Just in the past year, the statistics of our organization are:
We have supplied food banks and soup kitchens with over 2.5 million pounds of food.
The numbers of meals served were over 1,100,000 and over 30,000 families alone. Of the 30,000 families, a little over 40,000 were adults and 18,000 were children under the age of 18.
Over 20,000 volunteer hours per year are logged in at our Distribution Center. This does not include the hours of volunteers that work at the individual food banks.