SOURCE: Ontario Association of Food Banks

Ontario Association of Food Banks

November 23, 2016 09:30 ET

News Conference Advisory -- Ontario Association of Food Banks will present new data on food bank use in Ontario and the impact of precarious employment and the rising cost of hydro

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 23, 2016) - News media are invited to attend a news conference where the Ontario Association of Food Banks will release the findings of its 2016 Hunger Report. This will be followed by a presentation on its policy recommendations to reduce the need for food banks in Ontario.

Date: Monday, November 28th, 2016

Time: 9:30am Eastern Time

Where: Media Studio, Queen's Park

Who: Carolyn Stewart, Executive Director, Ontario Association of Food Banks

The Hunger Report is the only comprehensive, province-wide report on hunger and food bank use in Ontario. The report highlights the factors driving the continued need for food banks in the province.

The 2016 Hunger Report is available to news media only under an embargo that will end at 12:01am Eastern Time, November 28th, 2016.

To request an embargoed copy, please email: amanda@oafb.ca indicating that you accept the embargo conditions.

The Ontario Association of Food Banks is the province's leading provider of emergency food support to front-line hunger-relief agencies and the leader in province-wide hunger research. The Ontario Association of Food Banks includes 125 direct member food banks and over 1,100 affiliate hunger-relief agencies, inclusive of: breakfast clubs, community food centres, community kitchens, emergency shelters, and seniors centres. To learn more, please visit: www.oafb.ca

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Amanda King
    Ontario Association of Food Banks
    416-656-4100 x2932
    amanda@oafb.ca