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How they focus on offering a variety of choices of food.

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Providing diverse models and services to help Canadians in need.

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Not all children look forward to summer break.

Learn more about the summer meal gap.

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Annual Donor Recognition & Corporate Awards Event

You have a full plate, yet you still find time to help others fill theirs.

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What is a community garden?

Read our guide to learn if this is a fit for your food bank!

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What is capacity building?

Operating a food bank requires more than you think!

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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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Hunger in the North

Hunger and food insecurity are experienced at elevated levels across the north. Learn more.

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Hunger On The Hill

Food Banks Canada sincerely thanks all Parliamentarians and staff for their participation in this year’s fast.

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


In March 2015, 852,137 people received food from a food bank in Canada. More than one-third of those helped were children.

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Every Plate Full

Thank you Canada for helping ensure your neighbours don’t go hungry this summer. See you in 2017!

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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)

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Over 850,000 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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