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2021 Emergency Food Security Fund

This $18.5M fund is made possible through the support of the Government of Canada, specifically Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Emergency Food Security Fund. This additional emergency funding will help to ensure continued access to food for people experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you for your interest in the fund. Please note that applications closed on February 26, 2021.

For grant recipients of Food Banks Canada’s 2021 Emergency Food Security Fund, please login here to complete your Grant Report by September 30, 2021. https://foodbankscanada.smapply.ca/

For questions and assistance, please email grants@foodbankscanada.ca or call 1-800-986-5280.

Other Funding Opportunities

These funds originate from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Emergency Food Security Fund. Applicants cannot apply to or receive funds from multiple recipients of the AAFC Emergency Food Security Fund. If your organization is a member or affiliated with one of the following, please apply directly to that organization for funding:
  • Breakfast Clubs of Canada
  • Community Food Centres Canada
  • Second Harvest
  • The Salvation Army
For more information, visit https://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-and-services/emergency-food-security-fund/?id=1585855025072

Note: Indigenous Services Canada received $30M from the Emergency Food Security Fund in order to invest in its Indigenous Community Support fund. Eligible organizations/governments can contact Indigenous Services Canada for more information about eligibility and the application process: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1585189335380/1585189357198

For infrastructure projects, please apply directly to AAFC’s Local Food Infrastructure Fund: https://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-and-services/local-food-infrastructure-fund/?id=1560701480448