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.


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

use a food bank each month - you could fill the Roger's Centre 17 times

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We publish a number of regular newsletters for Food Banks Canada Members and Affiliate Members, corporate partners, and government agencies. These communications provide updates on our activities and offer valuable insights into the programming and solutions being actively employed in our work to reduce hunger and low income.

You can obtain our newsletters free of charge, in electronic format.

In Brief

In Brief newsletter is a resource for elected representatives, government officials, and opinion leaders. It provides insights and recommendations on key issues in the lives of low income and otherwise vulnerable people in Canada.

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In Brief - Winter 2013

In Brief - Winter 2013

Food Banks Canada recommendations that would reduce the need for FoodBanks, The Capacity Building Fund and Hunger Awareness Week

Spring 2012 In Brief Newsletter

Spring 2012 In Brief Newsletter

Real life stories of people helped by food banks, Food Banks Canada Recommendations on improving labour market, Hunger Awareness Week

In Brief - Fall 2011

In Brief - Fall 2011

Needing Food Banks to Get By, Food Banks Canada Recommendations, Donor Program Spotlight, Food Banks Canada Initiatives

In Brief - Winter 2011

In Brief - Winter 2011

Filling the income gap for low-income seniors, Food Banks Canada recommendations, Federal poverty reduction plans, Food Banks Canada initiatives