Initiated in 1989, HungerCount is the only national survey of emergency food programs in Canada. The information the survey provides is invaluable, forming the basis of many Food Banks Canada activities throughout the year. Among many benefits, HungerCount allows Food Banks Canada to operate the National Food Sharing System on a "fair share" basis, present accurate, timely information to government, donors and media, and represent members' key concerns at a variety of public forums.
Food Banks Canada's "Hunger Count" report on food bank usage was released Nov 16th. This clearly written and well-referenced report and recommendations can be found here. You may be particularly interested in the British Columbia statistic on page 20.