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 by Canadian food banks is fresh (eg. milk, eggs, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, bread)

More Facts

June 2014

From Hamper to Helper: Judy’s Story

From Hamper to Helper: Judy’s Story

Your gifts can give a hand up

Recently, I had the chance to have a conversation with Judy, a new donor, and she shared her story of giving back. It was so inspiring that I knew I wanted to share it with you! Read more

Mealtime in Summertime

Mealtime in Summertime

Why Your Support is Vital

Hunger doesn’t take a summer holiday. In fact, a growing number of Canadian families find providing meals all summer a real challenge. Read more

Gifts in Action

Gifts in Action

How We Spend Every Dollar We Get

Imagine that you gave this dollar to Food Banks Canada. Every single gift is precious and has an impact… and we’ll show you exactly how. Read more

Your Stone Soup Stories

Your Stone Soup Stories

Giving Together Feels Good!

In the cold, dark days of February, we reached out to our caring community of donors and shared the old folk tale of Stone Soup. Read more

The “Dependency Myth”

The “Dependency Myth”

3 Reasons Why You Can Debunk This Myth

“Food banks cause dependency and keep people from really solving their own problems”. Have you heard something like this before? We have—and we’ve heard it enough. Read more

Food For Thought

Food For Thought

Update from the Executive Director

Welcome to your first issue of Food For Thought! I hope you enjoy reading about how, with the support of our donors, the Food Banks Community makes a difference with every gift we receive. Read more