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Food Banker Spotlight – Joan Clarkson, Helping Hand Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Joan Clarkson, Helping Hand Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Joan Clarkson from Helping Hand Food Bank in Tillsonburg, ON. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Celina Symmonds, Medicine Hat and District Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Celina Symmonds, Medicine Hat and District Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Celina Symmonds from Medicine Hat and District Food Bank in Medicine Hat, AB. Read more about this post

Food Banks Need More Than Just Food – Because Life has Other Necessities

Food Banks Need More Than Just Food – Because Life has Other Necessities
Food banks also face a challenge when receiving donations, because it’s not often that period products are top of mind for donors. But there are some people willing to help. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Norman Dunn, SOS Dépannage/Moisson Granby

Food Banker Spotlight – Norman Dunn, SOS Dépannage/Moisson Granby
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Norman Dunn from SOS Dépannage/Moisson Granby in Granby, QC. Read more about this post

Majority of Canadians believe that hunger and food insecurity will worsen as a result of COVID-19

Majority of Canadians believe that hunger and food insecurity will worsen as a result of COVID-19
Food banks throughout the country are also trying to negotiate these uncharted waters. When people are out of work, they often have to rely on food banks. Read more about this post

Most Canadians View Hunger as a Serious Issue – Housing is a Key Pressure Point

Most Canadians View Hunger as a Serious Issue – Housing is a Key Pressure Point
As the economy and livelihoods of millions in our country are temporarily put on hold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians recognize the vulnerability of their neighbours and communities in being able to meeting their basic needs, and have responded with overwhelming generosity and support. Read more about this post

Thanking Food Bank Volunteers for Helping to Keep Canadian Communities Fed

Thanking Food Bank Volunteers for Helping to Keep Canadian Communities Fed
For National Volunteer Week 2020, we are more grateful than ever for the thousands of dedicated volunteers in food banks across the country, serving their communities during this critical time. Read more about this post

Helping Rural Food Banks to Literally Go the Distance

Helping Rural Food Banks to Literally Go the Distance
To help offset these transportation costs, Food Banks Canada established the Rural Transportation Grant. To date, thanks to the generous support of Sygenta and Farm Credit Canada, more than $777,000 has been distributed to rural food banks across the country Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Alex Boyd, Greener Village

Food Banker Spotlight – Alex Boyd, Greener Village
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Alex Boyd from Greener Village in Fredericton, NB. Read more about this post

Make a Difference in the Lives of Those Experiencing Hunger

Make a Difference in the Lives of Those Experiencing Hunger
Join Walmart Canada and Food Banks Canada in making a difference in the lives of those experiencing hunger in Canada through Walmart Canada’s fourth annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign. The campaign kicks off on February 18 and runs until March 20 in Walmart stores across the country and benefit local food banks. Read more about this post

Healthy Food Donation Ideas for Heart Month

Healthy Food Donation Ideas for Heart Month
When you’re choosing items to donate to your local food bank, consider donating nutritious foods, particularly those that are considered heart-healthy. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Diane Corkum, Project SHARE

Food Banker Spotlight – Diane Corkum, Project SHARE
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Diane Corkum from Project SHARE in Niagara Falls, ON. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Peter Sinclair, Loaves and Fishes Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Peter Sinclair, Loaves and Fishes Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Peter Sinclair from Loaves and Fishes Food Bank in Nanaimo, BC. Read more about this post

Make A Difference Over the Holiday Season

Make A Difference Over the Holiday Season
Here are some ways you can incorporate helping Canadians in need into your annual holiday traditions. Read more about this post

Celebrating Movers and Sharers

Celebrating Movers and Sharers
Financial contributions to Food Banks Canada are critical, but donations of resources such as transportation, skills, or services — known as “gifts-in-kind” — play an equally important role in helping us carry out our work. Read more about this post

Giving Back with #RecipesThatGive

Giving Back with #RecipesThatGive
During the festive season, giving back to the community becomes a priority for many. However, the hustle and bustle of the holidays can make it challenging to find the time to do so. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Mark LeBlanc, Vestiaire Saint-Joseph

Food Banker Spotlight – Mark LeBlanc, Vestiaire Saint-Joseph
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Mark LeBlanc from Vestiaire Saint-Joseph in Shediac, NB. Read more about this post

There Are Many Ways to Give

There Are Many Ways to Give
More and more, food banks are confronted with the question of how the public should donate – food or funds – and while food banks are all different, we would encourage our fellow Canadians to consider donating both. Read on to learn why. Read more about this post

Donate These Items at a Holiday Food Drive Near You

Donate These Items at a Holiday Food Drive Near You
Here are some of the items food banks need the most this holiday season. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – David Long, Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – David Long, Greater Vancouver Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on David Long from Greater Vancouver Food Bank in Burnaby, BC. Read more about this post

How to Give Back to Your Local Food Bank this Halloween

How to Give Back to Your Local Food Bank this Halloween
Take action this Halloween and find a local food bank to give funds, food or time! Read more about this post

Elections Are an Opportunity to Demand Better

Elections Are an Opportunity to Demand Better
We believe that Canadians deserve a government that will reduce the crippling cost of early learning and childcare across the country for far too many families. Read more about this post

Donating Nutritious Food to the Food Bank

Donating Nutritious Food to the Food Bank
If you are thinking of making a food bank donation this holiday season, please consider these nutritious items in this handy list. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Robin Bailey, Burlington Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Robin Bailey, Burlington Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Robin Bailey from the Burlington Food Bank in Burlington, ON. Read more about this post

What One Man and a Tractor Can Accomplish

What One Man and a Tractor Can Accomplish
Since its inception, FCC Drive Away Hunger has raised over 50 million meals! Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Maral Kiani Tari from Lethbridge Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Maral Kiani Tari from Lethbridge Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Maral Kiani Tari from Lethbridge Food Bank in Lethbridge, Alberta. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Bruce McRae, Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Bruce McRae, Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Bruce McRae from Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank in Iqakuit, Nunavut. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Eg Walters from Community Food Sharing Association

Food Banker Spotlight – Eg Walters from Community Food Sharing Association
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Eg Walters from Community Food Sharing Association in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Stacy Elia, GBF Community Services

Food Banker Spotlight – Stacy Elia, GBF Community Services
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Stacy Elia from GBF (Grimsby Benevolent Fund) Community Services in Grimsby, Ontario. Read more about this post

Thank You, After the Bell Volunteers!

Thank You, After the Bell Volunteers!
You helped hungry children play and dream this summer. Read more about this post

Best Before or Expired? Food Banks’ Questions Answered

Best Before or Expired? Food Banks’ Questions Answered
There continues to be confusion about best before dates and expiry dates on food and what they really mean to food banks. Many people incorrectly say food has “expired” if it reaches its best before date, so they throw it out. Others complain that best before dates on food actually increase food waste. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Sandy Singers, Partners in Mission Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Sandy Singers, Partners in Mission Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Sandy Singers from the Partners in Mission Food Bank in Kingston, ON. Read more about this post

Come tax time, why food banks across Canada are offering tax returns in addition to food

Come tax time, why food banks across Canada are offering tax returns in addition to food
Food banks across Canada do critical work to feed their neighbours in need every day. What some may not realize is that many also connect people with the tools, resources, and education needed to address the root causes of food insecurity – which is poverty and low incomes. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Gert Reynar, Leduc & District Food Bank Association

Food Banker Spotlight – Gert Reynar, Leduc & District Food Bank Association
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Gert Reynar from the Leduc & District Food Bank Association in Leduc, AB. Read more about this post

Consider Donating These Most-Needed Items at a Food Bank Near You

Consider Donating These Most-Needed Items at a Food Bank Near You
From April 4 to April 18, 2019, Loblaw Companies Limited stores nationwide are accepting both cash and food donations on behalf of local food banks. Show your support for Canadians in need by donating food or funds during the Loblaw Spring Food Drive! Read more about this post

5 Tips on Making the Most of Your Charitable Partnership

5 Tips on Making the Most of Your Charitable Partnership
Searching for ways to inspire your team in 2019? Want a way to build morale and pride through active relationships with a charity? Here are 5 quick tips to get the most out of your charitable partnership. They may just help make an impact both in engaging your employees and your charity partner! Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Tristan Newsome, Food Bank Society of Whitehorse

Food Banker Spotlight – Tristan Newsome, Food Bank Society of Whitehorse
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Tristan Newsome from the Food Bank Society of Whitehorse in Whitehorse, Yukon. Read more about this post

Walmart's Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign- Giving love in your local community

Walmart's Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign- Giving love in your local community
Join Walmart Canada and Food Banks Canada in making a difference in the lives of those experiencing hunger in Canada through Walmart Canada’s third annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign. This year’s goal is to reach 13 million meals! The campaign will run from February 14th to March 13th in Walmart stores across the country and benefit local food banks. Read more about this post

Healthy Food Donation Ideas for Heart Month — and All Year

Healthy Food Donation Ideas for Heart Month — and All Year
While perishable foods cannot be collected for food drives, there are plenty of healthy options readily available in the canned and packaged food aisles of your local grocery. Here are some suggestions. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight - June Muir of the Unemployed Help Centre

Food Banker Spotlight - June Muir of the Unemployed Help Centre
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on June Muir of the Unemployed Help Centre in Windsor, Ontario. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight - Chrissie Roberts of East Wellington Community Services

Food Banker Spotlight - Chrissie Roberts of East Wellington Community Services
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Chrissie Roberts of East Wellington Community Services in Erin, ON. Read more about this post

Celebrating Movers and Sharers

Celebrating Movers and Sharers
Financial contributions to Food Banks Canada are critical, but donations of resources such as transportation, skills, or services — known as “gifts-in-kind” — play an equally important role in helping us carry out our work. Read more about this post

The Importance of Giving Back This Holiday Season

The Importance of Giving Back This Holiday Season
This holiday season, give back to your local food bank. Someone you know—a neighbor, a coworker, a friend—could be relying on food banks just to get by. Just a simple donation can make a huge difference. Read more about this post

Make a Difference over the Holiday Season

Make a Difference over the Holiday Season
As we gear up for the holiday festivities, our minds turn towards the season filled with loved ones, gift exchanges and favourite dishes at the dinner table. The holiday season is also the quintessential time to spread the spirit of giving to help those in need. Supporting food banks in your community is a great way to spread this spirit in a season filled with good cheer and kindness. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Laurie O’Connor of the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre

Food Banker Spotlight – Laurie O’Connor of the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Laurie O’Connor of the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre in Saskatoon, SK. Read more about this post

Terri Clark rides the CP Holiday Train

Terri Clark rides the CP Holiday Train
Each year the CP Holiday Train, beautifully bedecked in colourful lights, travels across Canada and the US delivering joy, hope — and music — while collecting donations for food banks in the communities along its route. This year Canadian Pacific (CP) celebrates the twentieth year of this magical event, which is just part of CP’s ongoing, year-round support of Food Banks Canada’s National Food Sharing System. Read more about this post

Donate these items to a holiday food drive near you.

Donate these items to a holiday food drive near you.
We’ve all done it before — headed into our pantry to round up those never-been-eaten canned goods or strange spaghetti to cobble together a food drive donation. But are those odds and ends what food bank recipients need the most? Read more about this post

Lending a hand at After the Bell packing event

Lending a hand at After the Bell packing event
In May of this year, I participated with the French’s team in a packing event organized by Food Banks Canada for their After the Bell program. This event brings together teams of corporate volunteers to assemble the food packs that will be given to children experiencing food insecurity over the summer months, when school food programs aren’t available. Read more about this post

Make a Difference over the Holiday Season

Make a Difference over the Holiday Season
Supporting food banks in your community is a great way to spread this spirit in a season filled with good cheer and kindness. Here are some ways you can incorporate helping Canadians in need into your annual holiday traditions. Read more about this post

Food Banks Need More Than Just Food – Because Life has Other Necessities

Food Banks Need More Than Just Food – Because Life has Other Necessities
Did you know that girls and women represent 49% of the adults who access food banks each month? That’s about 430,000 individuals who not only need access to food but also to items like feminine hygiene products. Read more about this post

Food Banks Canada's Corporate Partnership Awards

Food Banks Canada's Corporate Partnership Awards
Through their help, we have been able to acquire and share millions of pounds of food and provide program grants to food banks across the country. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Joy Haxton of the Lake Country Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Joy Haxton of the Lake Country Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Joy Haxton of the Lake Country Food Bank in Lake Country, BC. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Kerri Abbott of Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Food Banker Spotlight – Kerri Abbott of Society of St. Vincent de Paul
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Kerri Abbott of Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Carbonear, NL. Read more about this post

Our Vision of Zero Hunger in Canada

Our Vision of Zero Hunger in Canada
Hunger is an issue in Canada, but it doesn’t have to be. Read more about this post

Welcome to Ignite Knowledge Centre!

Welcome to Ignite Knowledge Centre!
On September 17, 2018, Food Banks Canada launched its newest, most integrated tool in support of the food bank network. Welcome to Ignite Knowledge Centre! Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Mike MacDonald of the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry and PEI Food Banks

Food Banker Spotlight – Mike MacDonald of the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry and PEI Food Banks
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Mike MacDonald the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry and PEI Food Banks. Read more about this post

What One Man and a Tractor Can Accomplish

What One Man and a Tractor Can Accomplish
Since its inception, FCC Drive Away Hunger has raised over 40 million meals! Read more about this post

Fresh Innovation at the Regina Food Bank

Fresh Innovation at the Regina Food Bank
With help from the +Fresh Gardens & Growing Fund, through Food Banks Canada, Compass Group Canada and Bayer Inc., the Regina Food Bank purchased and installed four aeroponic Tower Gardens in our Four Season Urban Agriculture Centre in May 2018. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Danielle McIntyre, Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge

Food Banker Spotlight – Danielle McIntyre, Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Danielle McIntyre of Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Nick Jennery, Feed Nova Scotia

Food Banker Spotlight – Nick Jennery, Feed Nova Scotia
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Nick Jennery of Feed Nova Scotia! Read more about this post

A $31 Billion Food Challenge

A $31 Billion Food Challenge
Just imagine, by simply decreasing the amount of healthy and edible food going to the landfill, we can strive for improvements in our environment! Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Michael Maidment, Ottawa Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Michael Maidment, Ottawa Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Michael Maidment of Ottawa Food Bank in Ottawa, ON. Read more about this post

After the Bell: How 300 Corporate Volunteers Made an Impact on Child Hunger

After the Bell: How 300 Corporate Volunteers Made an Impact on Child Hunger
On May 14th and May 15th, Food Banks Canada hosted over 300 corporate volunteers from 15 corporate companies who came together to show their commitment to relieving child hunger and allowing kids to have a worry free and joyful summer. Read more about this post

What is a Market Food Bank?

What is a Market Food Bank?
The Compass is set up like a small store that we call “The Market”. The shelves are stocked with a variety of goods, all arranged to replicate the appearance of a traditional retail grocery store. We carry food, personal care items and household goods. Using financial donations, we buy items like fresh milk and eggs, a selection of frozen meat and vegetables, and four types of fresh produce. Read more about this post

Representatives Against Hunger – An Important Step to Raise Awareness

Representatives Against Hunger – An Important Step to Raise Awareness
Every day, food banks across the country work to raise the food and funds needed to assist the 860,000 people who access their services each month. We are asking elected representatives and their staff to engage in a different, yet equally important step towards reducing hunger in Canada. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Meghan Nicholls, The Mississauga Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Meghan Nicholls, The Mississauga Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Meghan Nicholls from The Mississauga Food Bank in Mississauga, ON. Read more about this post

Every Plate Full: An Inspirational Challenge for the Canadian Members of IATSE

Every Plate Full: An Inspirational Challenge for the Canadian Members of IATSE
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) has over 21,000 members in 39 locals across Canada. In 2015, IATSE participated in the first annual Every Plate Full Challenge. Read more about this post

Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign – Make a Difference in Your Local Communities

Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign – Make a Difference in Your Local Communities
1.7 Million Canadians turned to a food bank last year. Join Walmart Canada and Food Banks Canada in making a difference in the lives of those experiencing hunger in Canada through Walmart Canada’s second annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign. Read more about this post

The Value of a Volunteer

The Value of a Volunteer
Volunteering means different things to different people. Margaret, for instance, initially got involved because she had free time she wanted to fill and thought since the food bank was close to her apartment, it might be a good thing to do. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Chantal Senecal, Executive Director for the Food Depot Alimentaire

Food Banker Spotlight – Chantal Senecal, Executive Director for the Food Depot Alimentaire
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Chantal Senecal, Executive Director of Food Depot Alimentaire in Moncton, New Brunswick. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Stephen Wallick of Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Stephen Wallick of Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Stephen Wallick of Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Read more about this post

Healthy Foods for Nutrition Month

Healthy Foods for Nutrition Month
Did you know that the foods we eat can help prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease? A nutritious diet keeps us feeling well for longer. And meals don’t need to be made up of fancy or costly foods! Read more about this post

Donating Nutritious Food to the Food Bank

Donating Nutritious Food to the Food Bank
If you are thinking of making a food bank donation, please consider these nutritious items in this handy list. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Chris Hatch, CEO of Food Banks Canada.

Food Banker Spotlight – Chris Hatch, CEO of Food Banks Canada.
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Chris Hatch, the new CEO of Food Banks Canada. Read more about this post

Consider Heart-Healthy Food Items When Making a Food Bank Donation

Consider Heart-Healthy Food Items When Making a Food Bank Donation
For this heart month, consider helping others in your community who are struggling with hunger by donating heart-healthy items. Read more about this post

Whitehorse Knows Northern Hunger

Whitehorse Knows Northern Hunger
Northern folk are proud of their communities and of their land. Despite the dark cold, most wouldn’t have it any other way. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Volker Kromm of the Regional Food Distribution Association

Food Banker Spotlight – Volker Kromm of the Regional Food Distribution Association
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Volker Kromm, Executive Director of the Regional Food Distribution Association in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Read more about this post

Coming Together to Give

Coming Together to Give
Especially around the holidays, it feels good to participate in an effort to help our neighbours. Read more about this post

There Are Many Ways to Give

There Are Many Ways to Give
More and more, food banks are confronted with the question of how the public should donate – food or funds – and while food banks are all different, we would encourage our fellow Canadians to consider donating both. Read on to learn why. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Feezah Jaffer of the Surrey Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Feezah Jaffer of the Surrey Food Bank
This month, our spotlight is on Feezah Jaffer, Executive Director of the Surrey Food Bank in Surrey, British Columbia. Read more about this post

Gearing up for the holiday season: a few ways to support Canadians in need

Gearing up for the holiday season: a few ways to support Canadians in need
The holiday season is the quintessential time to think about ways to spread good cheer and help put food on the tables of those in need. Supporting food banking is the perfect way to participate in the spirit of the season. Here are some ways you can incorporate helping Canadians in need into your annual holiday traditions. Read more about this post

Canadian Pacific Raises Food for Local Communities with the CP Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific Raises Food for Local Communities with the CP Holiday Train
For 19 years, the CP Holiday Train has travelled across the US and Canada, stopping in towns and cities to deliver live music and setting the stage for seasonal festivities. The CP Holiday Train also continues to help raise money and heart-healthy food items for local food banks during the festive season. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Sarah Norman of the St. George and Area Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Sarah Norman of the St. George and Area Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Sarah Norman, of the St. George and Area Food Bank in Saint George, New Brunswick. Read more about this post

Gearing Up for the Holiday Season

Gearing Up for the Holiday Season
The holiday season is the quintessential time to think about ways to spread good cheer and help put food on the tables of those in need. Supporting food banking is the perfect way to participate in the spirit of the season. Here are some ways you can incorporate helping Canadians in need into your annual holiday traditions. Read more about this post

Fresh from the Farm – More Than a Youth Gleaning Program

Fresh from the Farm – More Than a Youth Gleaning Program
Fresh from the Farm has become much more than a youth gleaning program. It has provided the youth with a summer long nutrition and education experience of a lifetime. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Lenetta Parry of Central Okanagan Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Lenetta Parry of Central Okanagan Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Lenetta Parry, Executive Director of Central Okanagan Food Bank in British Columbia. Read more about this post

How you can play a part in Hunger Awareness Week

How you can play a part in Hunger Awareness Week
From September 18-September 22, 2017, 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 and the important role food banks play in addressing hunger. Read more about this post

What One Man and a Tractor Can Accomplish

What One Man and a Tractor Can Accomplish
In 2004, a Farm Credit Canada employee decided to use his vacation time and his tractor and wagon to help his community. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Lori McRitchie of Airdrie Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Lori McRitchie of Airdrie Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Lori McRitchie, Executive Director of Airdrie Food Bank in Airdrie, AB. Read more about this post

Dealing with the Back to School Struggle

Dealing with the Back to School Struggle
August kicks off the beginning of the back to school routine. The season of new haircuts, new clothes, school supplies, and don’t forget about the registrations for all the after school programs! Back to school can be a wallet-draining, stressful time of the year for most families. What about the families who are already struggling to make ends meet? How do they cope with the added costs? Read more about this post

Seeing is Believing - After the Bell, Summer Hunger

Seeing is Believing - After the Bell, Summer Hunger
When the final school bell rings, not all children enjoy worry free summer vacations or weekends. Food insecurity doesn’t stop with the warm temperatures or days off, or as we say “hunger doesn’t take a vacation”. Many children who participate in school breakfast and lunch programs during the school year have gaps in reliable food sources. Read more about this post

Families Struggle…even on Father’s Day

Families Struggle…even on Father’s Day
Families come in all kinds of shapes and forms but regardless of structure, many families across Canada are struggling financially. Job loss, ill health or other issues affecting the family income can weigh particularly heavy on a parent, especially when he or she feels not able to provide the necessities of life, such as food. Thousands of fathers face this every month and need to turn to food banks to fill the gaps. Read more about this post

Celebrating Our Donors!

Celebrating Our Donors!
Every year, we recognize the companies that made outstanding commitments to Food Banks Canada and a difference in the lives of Canadians with our Corporate Donor Awards. Read more about this post

After the Bell: 2 Days + 240 Volunteers + 100,000 lb of Food Equals To…

After the Bell: 2 Days + 240 Volunteers + 100,000 lb of Food Equals To…
On May 16 and 17th, Food Banks Canada hosted more than 240 volunteers from our corporate partners, committed to making kids’ summer joyful again by helping to relieve their hunger! Read more about this post

Community Gardening- A Way to Raise Food and Much, Much More

Community Gardening- A Way to Raise Food and Much, Much More
Some people were raised with gardening in their blood, others have no experience with it at all. Either way, it is a worthwhile endeavor. This activity is catching on with many Food Banks in a big way. Read more about this post

Hunger On The Hill – an important step to raise awareness

Hunger On The Hill – an important step to raise awareness
On May 17th, Food Banks Canada has asked all Parliamentarians and their staff to fast for the day to feel what it’s like to go through an average day without enough food to eat. Read more about this post

Celebrating Mothers

Celebrating Mothers
From the day a woman becomes a mother, her children look to her as a source of protection and well-being. Many mothers feel the overwhelming need to provide for their children, so, imagine the heartbreak when, due to life circumstances, a mother is not able to consistently put food on the table. Read more about this post

As winners of Google.org Impact Challenge, we’ll use technology to acquire more food

As winners of Google.org Impact Challenge, we’ll use technology to acquire more food
We are thrilled to have been named winner of the People’s Choice Award in the recent Google.org Impact Challenge. Along with that honour comes a sizeable grant that will help us create a digital tool to acquire and share more food than ever before and get it more quickly into the hands of people in need. Read more about this post

How food banks help our communities

How food banks help our communities
As food drive season ramps up before the spring holiday, it’s a great time to reconsider the role that food banks have in their communities. Here we share insights into the services that food banks provide to better help recipients meet their own long-term needs. Read more about this post

Federal Budget Takes Long-Term Steps Towards Helping Canadians Living in Poverty

Federal Budget Takes Long-Term Steps Towards Helping Canadians Living in Poverty
Food Banks Canada’s Response to the 2017 Federal Budget Read more about this post

Canada, let’s fund an app that diverts food away from landfill and towards people in need.

Canada, let’s fund an app that diverts food away from landfill and towards people in need.
Food Banks Canada has been chosen as one of the 10 finalists in the Google.org Impact Challenge to receive funding to support the development of its FoodAccess app. The Google.org Impact Challenge will grant $5 million across 10 projects that have the potential to change the world and make an impact in people's lives. Read more about this post

I Went to the Food Bank

I Went to the Food Bank
The Food Bank was only a small part of my childhood, but is still a big part of my life. Read more about this post

Most needed heart-healthy food bank donations

Most needed heart-healthy food bank donations
People living in poverty often struggle to access healthy food choices, and heart-healthy items from food banks can go a long way towards improving their diet. Read more about this post

We need real change on northern food security

We need real change on northern food security
Far too many northerners lack access to affordable, culturally appropriate foods; this is nothing less than a public health emergency. Read more about this post

Subway National Sandwich Day Campaign

Subway National Sandwich Day Campaign
More than half a million Canadians participated in SUBWAY® Canada’s National Sandwich Day event on November 3, 2016, in support of Food Banks Canada. Find out how a carefully constructed campaign generated plenty of buzz as well as an overwhelming number of sales, happy customers, and meals for Canadians most in need. Read more about this post

Spotlight on Food Banking …. With Marilyn Herrmann

Spotlight on Food Banking …. With Marilyn Herrmann
Introducing a new feature on our blog which profiles individuals in food banking across Canada! Read more about this post