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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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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Recognizing Outstanding Corporate Partners

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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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Help those in need this Halloween!

Did you know that 40% of those helped by food banks are children? Now that is scary!

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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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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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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



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 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

Food Banks British Columbia logo Alberta Food Banks logo Food Banks of Saskatchewan Corporation logo Manitoba Association of Food Banks logo Ontario Association of Food Banks logo Food Banks of Quebec logo New Brunswick Association of Food Banks logo FEED NOVA SCOTIA logo Prince Edward Island Food Banks logo Community Food Sharing Association of Newfoundland & Labrador logo