Loblaw Companies Food Drive

Donate in your local banner store December 4-24

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HungerCount 2016

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

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Food banks assist 850,000 people every month

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Food banks share essential food to families in need

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HungerCount 2016

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Most Needed Nutritious Food Bank Donations

Food drives are an important source of donations and help ensure food bank shelves are filled when the need is high.

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Gearing up for the holiday season

Read tips about how you can support Canadians in need this holiday season.

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The changing face of food banks

We are encouraged by the diverse work of all types of organizations — knowing that we are truly making a difference for people in need.

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HungerCount 2016

The HungerCount is the only comprehensive Canadian study of food banks and the people who access them.

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Tips, Tricks and Strategies

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and Cause Marketing continue to evolve and Food Banks Canada is in a privileged position to work with a wide range of organizations.

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Hunger doesn’t take a vacation

There is a growing need to support community food banks, and for this reason, egg farmers are a proud partner of Food Banks Canada.

Hunger Facts

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38%

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

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Over 860,000 Canadians

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

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1 in 6 people

assisted by food banks are employed

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1 in 4

households pays more than it can afford for housing

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156,000

Canadians in rural communities rely on a food bank

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Our Provincial Associations

We are pleased to work closely with 10 provincial associations and over 500 food banks

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