Before you start, we want to thank and credit the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, Hope International, Food Banks of Canada, and the World Bank for supplying and inspiring a lot of the information you’ll find here.
There is no shortage of stats that paint an unsettling picture of the world’s inequalities – and the burden suffered by those living in poverty. In fact, you’re going to be looking at a lot of stats as you keep scrolling. Take a minute to pause and let these numbers sink in. Remember that behind every statistic is a real, valuable, human life. Ask yourself: do these numbers represent God’s loving justice? Do they represent right relationships at work?
Did you know? Every day almost 16,000 children die from hunger related causes. That’s one child every five seconds.
Think this is just an international issue? While we might not have 12 children dying of hunger each minute in Victoria, 31.8% of BC Food Bank users are children and youth under the age of 18.