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April 2015

Hunger On The Hill – an important part of Every Plate Full

Hunger On The Hill – an important part of Every Plate Full
On May 6th, during Every Plate Full, Food Banks Canada has asked all Parliamentarians and their staff to fast for the day to feel what it’s like to have food out of reach. Read more about this post

4 million Canadians are food insecure – what does that mean exactly?

4 million Canadians are food insecure – what does that mean exactly?
A few weeks ago, Statistics Canada released a report showing that more than one million Canadian households “experienced food security” in 2012. That is, these households “did not have access to a sufficient variety or quantity of food due to lack of money.” Read more about this post

National Volunteer Week 2015

National Volunteer Week 2015
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to reach out to those generous individuals who have donated a very valuable personal resource – their time. Volunteerism is an important and valued aspect of the food bank network across Canada and ensures organizations are able to support those Canadians who are most in need. Read more about this post

The Impact of a Dollar

The Impact of a Dollar
When it comes to helping individuals and families living with hunger, Canadians can be a generous lot. And food banks know firsthand how communities unite to raise food and funds, especially at times when food shelves are running empty. Read more about this post

BESTSELLER GIVE-A-DAY

BESTSELLER GIVE-A-DAY
Everything customers spend with BESTSELLER on April 10th is given to charity, with 50% of all Canada sales coming to Food Banks Canada! Read more about this post

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Hunger Facts

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