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

of HungerCount respondents offer broad social service programs, such as child care, programs for expecting new moms, and emergency shelter.

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Community Spotlight

Nanaimo Loaves and Fishes Food Bank

Nanaimo, BC

Loaves and Fishes Food Bank serves over 1000 people every week.   In 2012 over 5300 different people have used their services, meaning that more than 1 in 20 people in Nanaimo have accessed the Food Bank.  This staggering statistic is indicative of the high unemployment and poverty that exists in the Mid Island region.  Services are provided at 8 different locations throughout the city. A multi depot model has been adopted because of Nanaimo’s extensive geographical area and the diversity of clients served. With the recent completion of a new warehouse and walk in cooler, Loaves and Fishes is working to increase the amount of perishable food donations it receives from individuals and grocery stores. 

Partners in the News

Find out about programs and campaigns to help reduce hunger by our partners and corporate sponsors.

Walmart Canada launches Virtual Food Bank in response to HungerCount 2013 -November 12, 2013

Purolator tackles hunger across Canada. Purolator Inc. teammates, partners and customers donated the equivalent of 411,000 pounds of food to 165 food banks across Canada. - June 24, 2103

Real Canadian Superstore locations and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society are pleased to participate in Food Banks Canada's new Retail Food program to help fight hunger - March 7, 2013

Help to raise 100,000 meals with Live Right Now and CBC! - February 18, 2013

Kraft Food for Families: Capacity Needs Just as Critical as Food to Help Feed Canadian Families, New Study Shows - November 1, 2012

Join Turkey Farmers of Canada in feeding Canadians this holiday season. - October 2, 2012

Harper Government Encourages Canadians to Celebrate Great Canadian Agriculture by Giving to Their Rural Food Banks - October 1, 2012

FCC launches ninth annual Drive Away Hunger program - September 18, 2012

Purolator delivers for food banks across Canada  - June 28, 2012

4-H Canada and Food Banks Canada Partner for 4-H Centennial - May 28, 2012

Food Banks Canada receives accreditation from Imagine Canada - May 7, 2012

Everyone Wins With Canadian Chicken! - April 25, 2012

Don't be a Chicken: Agriculture Minister Extends Tasty Challenge to MPs for a Good Cause - April 25, 2012

Pizza Pizza gives slices for devices throughout April - April 2, 2012

Walmart Canada Corp. donates $876,000 to local food banks- Dec 21, 2011

Loblaw Extra Helping Food Drive Press Release- Nov 25, 2011

Kraft Food for Families Program Press Release
- Nov 7, 2011