GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Food Bank Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"In the United States, 1 in 7 people rely on food banks – an estimated 46 million people."

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"37 million Americans (including 11 million children) face hunger every day."

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"The number of food banks in the UK has increased from 29 in 2009 to over 2,000 in 2020."

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"Food banks in the UK gave out over 1.6 million food parcels to people in crisis in 2019."

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"More than 50 billion pounds of food end up in landfills while one third of food banks lack the donations they need."

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"In Australia, 1 in 5 people have experienced food insecurity at least once in the last 12 months."

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"Around 4 million people in Germany rely on food banks, a rise from 1.5 million in 2008."

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"The global food bank network serves 7.8 billion meals annually."

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"The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 resulted in a 47% increase in the number of people relying on food banks in the United States."

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"It is estimated that 8.4 million people in the UK live in households that struggle to afford to buy enough food."

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"In New York City, approximately 1.4 million residents rely on emergency food programs, including soup kitchens and food banks."

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"72 billion pounds of food go to waste each year, not including waste at home, while people continue to turn to food banks."

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"One quarter of all Australian children have experienced food insecurity in the last 12 months."

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"The Greater Vancouver Food Bank helps approximately 8,500 people each week."

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"Approximately 66% of the UK food banks reported an increase in demand during summer when children were out of school."

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"Food banks in France distribute around 100 million meals to those in need every year."

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"Over 1.3 million individuals turned to Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank in 2020."

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