Link2Feed 2020 HungerCount Changes/Features

Look out for the changes below in our HungerCount release on Saturday, March 1, 2020!

Housing Status

  • Youth Home/Shelter is being changed to Group Home / Youth Shelter

Visit Reason

This is a section that was introduced in last year's HungerCount. Three new options have been introduced:

  • Cost of Housing (Rent, Mortgage)

  • Cost of Utilities (Hydro, Heat, Gas, Water)

  • Cost of Food

Link2Feed will be adding the three new options to any network that is currently tracking Visit Reason in the system. If you are already tracking a visit reason that is similar to that, it will be up to the food bank to disable that existing reason or disable the newly added one to avoid confusion.

One option is no longer a required option:

  • Homeless

Link2Feed will NOT be disabling the Homeless option, but note that it will no longer appear as a separate column in the HungerCount report. It will be counted as "Other". 

Network Administrators: 

  • Click here for instructions on how to make any changes to that list.  
  • If you ARE NOT currently tracking this field, but want to, please submit a support ticket to have someone on our team enable this field for you.