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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Partner campaigns

Many of our corporate sponsors also operate special campaigns at various times of the year in support of Food Banks Canada. We are grateful for these contributions and the awareness that they bring to the need to assist Canadians living in poverty, and to the work that Food Banks Canada does.

Walmart Food Drive

Walmart Food Drive

From October 2 to October 12, Walmart Canada is launching its first ever national food drive in partnership with local food banks to support families in need. Customers can look for signs on store shelves clearly identifying the products that are most needed by food banks. Whether purchasing a few extra items while shopping or bringing in excess food from home, all non-perishable foods can be dropped off at a local Walmart. Customers can also donate online by visiting Walmart’s Virtual Food Drive.

Breakfast Cereals Canada

Breakfast Cereals Canada

We are excited to enter a new partnership with Breakfast Cereal Canada! They will be launching their “What’s in the Bowl?” campaign starting August 22nd. Throughout the campaign, BCC will feed you interesting facts about cereal and will answer any original questions you may have. For every post that you share, Breakfast Cereal Canada will donate the equivalent of one bowl of cereal to Food Banks Canada. Help us reach our goal of donating more than 71,000 bowls of cereal to help families in need. It’s easy! 1 Share = 1 Bowl!

Quaker’s Get  Chewy for Charity

Quaker’s Get Chewy for Charity

With back to school season just around the corner, Quaker has launched their Chewy for Charity campaign to support Food Banks Canada in helping the 300,000 Canadian children turning to food banks each month. We are working together to offer assistance to families who are stretching their dollars to get their kids ready to head back to school Quaker is asking parents to bring out their inner Picasso and help their kids design Canadian-inspired lunch bags. You can upload photos of scans to be put on virtual lunch bags. With every design submitted, Quaker will donate an equivalent of 10 pounds of food to Food Banks Canada for families in need. ChewyForCharity.ca