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Food Banks Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. We support a network of Provincial Associations, Affiliate food banks, and food agencies that work at the community level to relieve hunger. Together, our network assists close to 850,000 Canadians who turn to food banks each month. Our work is focused on three core areas: raising food and funds to share with our network; delivering programs and services to food banks to support their work and develop self-sufficiency in Canadians living with hunger; and influencing policy through research, awareness raising, and advocacy to find long term solutions to hunger.

Explore food banking

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What do food banks do? How large is the food bank network in Canada? Learn more about food banks and how we support them.

Read our Annual Report

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Find out about our work over the past year, the results we’ve achieved, and our financial accountability.

Meet our network

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Learn about our organization and who we are, including our Network Council and Board of Directors.

Find a Staff Member

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Check our Staff Directory for phone numbers and job titles.

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Hunger Facts



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