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.


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 food distributed in Canada is perishable (eg. milk, eggs, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, bread)

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Community Kitchens Program

Program goals: Recognizing the positive and lasting impact that Community Kitchen programs can have in communities large and small, Food Banks Canada offers this program to its Members and Affiliate Member food banks to develop, maintain, or expand their community kitchen programs.

Community kitchens provide a range of services including skill development in meal planning and preparation. They also function as a vital community network for people coming together to cook and learn. Some community kitchens also help people acquire skills that provide employment or volunteer opportunities working in kitchens.

Support: Thanks to the generous support of program sponsors Unilever and RBC Foundation, Food Banks Canada provides $160,000 in funding to support Community Kitchens in the following ways:

  • $80,000 to support the development, expansion and enhancement of a community kitchen program, including the establishment of a new community kitchen AND
  • $80,000 to support food banks in the development of Child and Youth Community Kitchen Programming

For more information about this and other Food Banks Canada programs contact grants@foodbankscanada.ca

Sponsored by

RBC Unilever