|Age 0 to 2 years||Age 3 to 5 years||Age 6 to 11 years||Age 12 to 17 years||Age 0 to 18 years|
|Children as a percent of the total number of food bank users||5.8||6.9||12.4||10.4||35.6|
|Children as a percent of the Canadian population||3.2||3.2||6.4||6.5||19|
Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Food Banks Canada. Hunger Count 2016. https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/getmedia/6173994f-8a25-40d9-acdf-660a28e40f37/HungerCount_2016_final_singlepage.pdf
In 2016, children and youth under 18 accounted for 36% of all food bank users. They account for only 19% of the total population.
That pattern was seen for all age groups of children attending food banks.