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

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Phones for Food

As of January 2015 the Phones for Food program will no longer continue to run due to the declining revenue from the program, and the increase in competitors with wireless handset and device take back programs. You will still be able to drop off your phones at participating stores until the end of December 2014.

Program goals: Food Banks Canada has a long history of seeking innovative solutions to helping feed our nation’s hungry. We are especially proud to have launched the first national wireless device recycling program in Canada.

We are thankful to Rogers Communications for its longstanding and integral support of this program.

Support: Through this program, more than 800,000 handheld devices to date have been diverted from landfills by being recycled or refurbished, raising close to $1 million to support the food banking community.

How to participate — corporations and individuals: Anyone can participate by collecting old, unwanted handheld devices and dropping them off at any Rogers Wireless, Fido, or Sony Style store.

Our recycling service provider will wipe all devices upon receipt; however, we do request that donors remove their SIM card before donating, as an extra level of security.

Phones for Food has been made possible with support from Rogers Communications Inc., and Global Electric Electronic Processing.

Food Banks Canada would like to thank Rogers Communication for their on-going support. Although Phones for Food will be coming to a close, Rogers Communications will continue to support Food Banks Canada through a number of other initiatives, including the Toronto Blue Jays’ long-standing Lady Jays Food Drive.


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