Read the latest news releases about Food Banks Canada activities and initiatives.
Food Banks Canada, as the national organization addressing hunger in Canada has a two-fold mandate: to relieve hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow. We work towards this goal through activities such as our National Food Sharing Service that acquires and shares essential food throughout the country.
During his most recent visit to Canada’s North, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced new federal investments to help address northern food insecurity.
What is Food Banks Canada? What Types of Food are Provided by Food Banks? Does Food Banks Canada Have a Policy on What Foods Are Accepted?
In response to recent media attention to the types of food distributed by food banks in Canada, Food Banks Canada would like to offer a few words of clarity on the issue.
During Hunger Awareness Week (May 5-9) Food Banks Canada is challenging Canadians to break the silence surrounding hunger in Canada by voicing their stories, their concerns, their support and their solutions for hunger on its online story wall.
3rd annual donor awards honour Farm Credit Canada, Loblaw Companies Limited, and Target Canada
HungerCount 2013 shows number of Canadians helped each month 25% higher than five years ago
Episode premieres Thursday, September 19 at 9pm ET/PT
Help Food Banks Across Canada Reduce Hunger by supporting Hunger Awareness Week: May 6-10
Food Banks Canada is encouraged by the federal government’s 2013 budget commitment to maintain funding for affordable housing and homelessness programs which are critical strategies in addressing poverty and hunger in Canada as recommended in Food Banks Canada’s HungerCount 2012 report.
Leading retailers join Food Banks Canada to provide essential food to food banks across the country.
In the ongoing effort to address hunger in Canada, Food Banks Canada is partnering with CBC’s annual Live Right Now campaign. This year’s campaign goal encourages families to come together for meals while helping to raise 100,000 meals for families in need.
Awards recognize significant support to the food banking community
Simple ways to help make the holidays a little jollier for those in need
The Board of Directors of Food Banks Canada is honoured to announce its 33 recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals. These individuals were chosen because of the significant impact they have made in the food banking community. These medals are bestowed in recognition of the Queen's 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne.
The number of Canadians turning to food banks for help is at an all-time high, according to the HungerCount 2012 national study released today by Food Banks Canada.
Statistics show that over 850,000 Canadians need help from a food bank each month
Join Food Banks Across the Country and Take Action to Reduce Hunger in Canada from May 7-11.
Food Banks Canada announced the recipients of its first annual Corporate Partnership awards to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of its corporate partners to reduce hunger in Canada. These awards recognize the commitment and creativity with which the business community supports Food Banks Canada and the food banking community.
Food Banks Canada is launching a new campaign today aimed at raising awareness of hunger in Canada, and specifically the root causes of the issue. Millions of Canadians struggle to get enough food to eat, and many of them are turning to food banks for assistance. The campaign’s goal is to educate the public around this complex issue and to ask all Canadians to take a pledge to Say No to Hunger.
HungerCount 2011 provides essential information on levels of food bank use in Canada, profiles people in need of food assistance
Food Banks Canada asking Canadians to take action on October 16 in support of World Food Day.
Having reached the highest recorded peak for food bank usage in this country, Food Banks Canada is calling on all Canadians to Make a Change and Make a Difference on Hunger Awareness Day tomorrow.
The results of the HungerCount 2010 survey released today show food banks across Canada helped 867,948 separate individuals in March 2010, an increase of 9.2%, or more than 73,000 people, compared to March 2009. This is 28% higher than in 2008, and is the highest level of food bank use since 1997.
For third year in a row, food banks highlight the need for affordable housing as a key element in reducing food bank use in Canada
Food Banks Canada encourages Canadians to take action against hunger on World Food Day, Saturday October 16, 2010
Food Banks Canada Launches Program to Assist Families in Need
Food Banks Canada releases Sharing our Stories: Food Banks Helping
Canadians on World Food Day to tell the personal stories of Canadians in need