How you can play a part in Hunger Awareness Week

Food banks across the county will come together to mark Hunger Awareness Week, a week dedicated to bringing attention to the issue of hunger in Canada

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Hunger Awareness Week

Think Canadians don't go hungry? Think again.

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FCC Drive Away Hunger

From September 6 until October 13, 2017, FCC will be collecting food and funds, with 100% of the proceeds going to Canadian food banks.

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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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Hunger Awareness Week 2017

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Hunger in Canada

Hunger is a persistent issue that exists in Canada. Awareness is the first step towards alleviating this problem. Action is the second.

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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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Food or Funds? How to help food banks

Learn more about how you can best support your local food bank.

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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.

Food bank use by the numbers. Map of Canada with statistics of people who are helped by food banks

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.

Hunger Facts



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

Roger's Centre x 17

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



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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