News Conference Advisory – HungerCount 2015 will reveal alarming snapshot of food bank use across the country

Nov 12, 2015
Canada’s food banks look to new federal government to implement solutions

Mississauga ON, November 12, 2015  News media are invited to attend a news conference where Food Banks Canada will release the findings of its HungerCount 2015 study and call on the Trudeau government to take action to reduce food insecurity in Canada.

Date:            Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Time:           10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Where:         Charles Lynch Room (130S), Centre Block,                                         Parliament Buildings, Ottawa

Who:             Katharine Schmidt, Executive Director,
Food Banks Canada;
Philippe Ozga, Senior Manager, Government                                   Relations, Food Banks Canada.

HungerCount, initiated in 1989, is the only comprehensive annual national report on hunger and food bank use in Canada.

The study highlights the factors driving the need for food banks and continued high food bank use in Canada.

HungerCount 2015 is available to news media only under an embargo that will end at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time, November 17, 2015. To request an embargoed copy, please email, indicating that you accept the embargo conditions.

Food Banks Canada supports a unique network of over 3,000 food-related organizations in every province and territory. Together our network shares over 200 million pounds of essential, safe, quality food annually, provides social programs that help to foster self-sufficiency, and advocates for policy change that will help create a Canada where no one goes hungry. Visit for more information.

Media contacts:
Marzena Gersho, Food Banks Canada
mobile (647) 242-5919,
(905) 602-5234, ext. 228,


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