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

are helped each month - that is the equivalent of 6,200 full school buses

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To find out about opportunities near you, find your local Food Bank here and contact them.

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Most needed food and household items

These are the food and household items most urgently needed by food banks.


Pasta (canned or dry) and pasta sauces

Canned and frozen meats and fish

Canned and frozen meats and fish

Meat alternatives

Meat alternatives (peanut butter, soy, assorted nuts)

Canned goods

Canned goods (beans, soups, and stews)


Dairy (fresh, canned, and powdered milk)

Canned vegetables and fruit

Canned vegetables and fruit

Whole grain cereals

Whole grain cereals

Infant foods

Infant foods and baby formula

Bathroom tissue

Bathroom tissue and diapers

Personal hygiene products

Personal hygiene products