HungerCount is Food Banks Canada’s signature research project and report and the only research study of food banks and their use in Canada. Since 1997, data for the study have been collected in the month of March from thousands of food bank organizations across the country. The information from the survey has proven invaluable to the work of Food Banks Canada, provincial food banking associations, food banks, and external stakeholders such as governments and donors. SRDC will work with Food Banks Canada to examine current approaches to conducting the yearly HungerCount survey, as well as explore promising practices from national food banks in similar contexts such as the UK, USA, and Australia. SRDC will produce a technical review of data collection tools and survey methodology, as well as conduct interviews with Food Banks Canada staff and leaders of international food banks.
Published: December 2018
Capability: Strategic Program Review - Survey Design and Data Management
Policy Area: Health - Population Health
Population: Communities and Families - Low-income Populations