Canada is the only industrialized country without a national school feeding program. 
96% of low-income households have suffered from hunger. Hunger is higher in new immigrant families and four times more likely in Aboriginal families, in both cases because of the high rates of poverty. 
42% of food bank users across Ontario are children under 18. 
In 2002 in Eastern Ontario, approximately 1 in 10 households with children under 12 years of age reported that at least once that year they had run out of money to buy food.