Food bank counts number of clients

Terrace Churches Food Bank had lots of food to give out plus produce and collected client numbers for the annual hunger count in March.

Terrace Churches Food Bank had a busy month in March with lots of food to give out plus produce and collecting client numbers for the annual hunger count.

March went very well – we had lots of food to distribute and lots of volunteers as well,” said food bank president John Wiebenga.

There was a bonus shipment of frozen carrots we handed out and have enough to hand out again in April.”

Actual client numbers were submitted to Food Banks Canada for the March Hunger Count, which will determine the percentage of food shared with the food bank, explained Wiebenga, adding he didn’t have the numbers from last year for comparison but compared to 2013, the total had dropped by about eight per cent.

The numbers submitted were as follows:

Households = 340 which represents 872 individuals broken down into separate categories;

Men (18 years+) = 293;

Women (18 years+) = 253;

Children (under 18) = 326;

Seniors (65+) = 55;

New clients = 14;

Senior numbers went up by seven individuals.

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