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Hunger in Canada
Over 850,000 Canadians reach out to food banks for assistance monthly.
80,000 people each month access a food bank for the first time.
33% of those helped by food banks are children and youth.
Since 2008, 26% rise in food bank use.
Source: Hunger Count 2015. Toronto. Food Banks Canada (2015)
In the World
870 million people in the world are chronically hungry.
One in nine people do not get enough food to be healthy
Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to the health worldwide
Source: United Nations World Food Programme (www.wfp.org)
World Food Day , - October 16th -
Held every year on or around October 16th .
Next one is October 16th, 2016
The day aims to "helps increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive
to end hunger."
Source / for more details: www.fao.org/getinvolved/worldfoodday/en/