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

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Research

Each year, we conduct original research on the subject of hunger and low income in Canada.

The largest and most widely consulted of these publications is our annual HungerCount report. The only national survey of food banks and other food programs in Canada, HungerCount is unique in the depth and breadth of its understanding of food bank use in Canada.

The HungerCount report is based on a survey completed by our Affiliate Members, who collect data on food bank usage at their facilities during the month of March. We also collect data during June and September to help us better understand food bank use throughout the year.

The HungerCount report includes highlights of the survey results, analysis, and policy recommendations. It is widely consulted by government, academia, social advocates, and the media.


HungerCount 2012

HungerCount 2012

HungerCount is the only report of its kind in Canada which analyses food bank use nationally.

HungerCount 2012 Ontario Provincial Report

HungerCount 2012 Ontario Provincial Report

HungerCount Statistics for the Province of Ontario, 2012

HungerCount 2010

HungerCount 2010

A comprehensive report on hunger and food bank use in Canada, and recommendations for change.

HungerCount 2009

HungerCount 2009

A comprehensive report on hunger and food bank use in Canada, and recommendations for change.

HungerCount 2008

HungerCount 2008

A comprehensive report on hunger and food bank use in Canada, and recommendations for change.