Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Student Usage of Food Banks

New numbers have been released from the press conference at Sisler High School on September 28, 2009.

The number of students ages 6-18 who require the use of food banks has gone up by a whopping 23.8% :

  • September 2008 - over 12 000 students aged 6-18 used the food bank.
  • September 2009 - a year later - over 15 000 students aged 6-18 using the food bank.
There are twenty-two school food programs supported by Winnipeg Harvest

There are food banks in seven universities and colleges including: Univeristy of Manitoba, University of WInnipeg, Red River College, Yellowquill College, Winnipeg Adult Education Cetnre, Horizon Learning Centre and Aboriginal Community Campus.

Winnipeg Harvest needs your continued support to help fight hunger in Manitoba!

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