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National Food Sharing System

Sharing food across the country

The National Food Sharing System (NFSS) is a cornerstone of our network support.

Through it we acquire safe, nutritious, good quality food and essential consumer products in large quantities from corporate donors. These donations are transported to a national or provincial hub for sorting and then distributed fairly to Provincial Associations and our network of Affiliate food banks.

Each year we provide community food banks across the country with on average 5-6 million kg (11-13 million pounds) of non-perishable and fresh foods and consumer products worth approximately $32 million.

The NFSS is highly efficient. Every $1 donated enables us to acquire and share $20 of food and consumer products.

By working in partnership with corporate donors, we help them achieve their Corporate Social Responsibility objectives, environmental goals, and financial goals, while also helping millions of Canadians in need.

To participate, please call Craig McGurn at 905 602 5234 ext 225.

Leadership Partners

Agriculture and Agri-foods
Canadian Pacific
Kraft Foods
Loblaw Companies Ltd


Farm Credit Canada
Thomson Group

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

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