About Us

Food Banks Canada is the only national charitable organization representing and supporting the food bank community across Canada. Learn more about us — how we’re organized, our membership, and our programs.

Learn About Hunger

Close to 900,000 Canadians each month are assisted by food banks. By understanding the nature of the problem, and the possible solutions, we can all do our part to make a difference.

Get Involved

Together, we can make a difference to help reduce hunger and improve the lives of the nearly 900,000 Canadians who turn to food banks each month. Learn how you or your company can contribute.

Media

The latest news about Food Banks Canada, our partners, and our programs, as well as helpful resources for our communications partners and members of the media.

Hunger Fact

of HungerCount respondents offer three or more non-traditional services.

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Board of Directors

The Food Banks Canada Board of Directors comprises knowledgeable professionals who are committed to finding solutions to hunger in Canada. Board members govern Food Banks Canada by applying their expertise and business acumen as they lead the creation of our vision and strategic direction, achieve excellence in financial responsibility, and ensure transparency and accountability to the public.

Board of Directors

David Armour
Director of Philanthropy, The United Church of Canada; President, The United Church of Canada Foundation

Teri Brown
Business Advisor

Marjorie Bencz
Member Council Board Representative
Executive Director, Edmonton’s Food Bank

Allan Cosman, Treasurer
President & CEO, Ferrero Canada Ltd.

Monica Donahue, Secretary

Brian Fraser, Chair
Partner, Gowlings
Vice Chair, Executive Committee

Marc Guay, Vice Chair
President, PepsiCo Foods Canada
Chair, Governance Board Comittee
Vice Chair, Executive Committee

Becky Mason
Member Council Board Representative
FEED Nova Scotia

Rachel Margolis
Partner, Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP

Lori Morrison
VP, Research, Development & Quality, Kraft Canada Inc.
Chair, Nominations Board Committee

Debbie O’Bray
Manager, Project Management Career Centre, Investors Group

Greg Stewart
President & CEO, Farm Credit Canada

Dianne Swinemar
Chair, Member Council Board Representative
Executive Director, Feed Nova Scotia

Susanne Willett
Consultant, Griffin Atlantic Inc.
Chair, Audit and Finance Board Committee

Food Banks Canada Management

Katharine Schmidt
Executive Director, Food Banks Canada