Who uses our Food Bank? Many people are under the misconception that the Food Bank is set up to serve the region’s homeless population. The actual fact is that our clients represent a diverse group, including single parent families, the working poor, seniors, the disabled, individuals who are unemployed or between jobs, as well as those who are struggling with homelessness or other issues. Grand Forks continues to suffer the devastating effects of flooding in 2018, and the numbers using our services reflects the difficult times. We have seen a 30% increase in Food Bank users year over year, from 2018 to 2019, while children represent approximately 25% of the people we serve.

We’re not unique in Grand Forks. Similar trends exist across the country. Here are some statistics, from Food Bank Canada. Or click here to read the entire Hunger Counts report