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April 2016

Every Plate Full

Every Plate Full
In its second year, the #EveryPlateFull campaign, is once again urging Canadians to address the 26,548,725 summer meal gap that is facing Canadians struggling with hunger. Read more about this post

How I manage grocery shopping on a low income

How I manage grocery shopping on a low income
This week’s guest blog is from Heather Hedlund who has saved thousands of dollars on groceries for her family. Read more about this post

Why rural food banks need extra help

Why rural food banks need extra help
There’s a world of difference between rural food banks and their urban counterparts. That’s why we have a special program dedicated to food banks in rural areas. Read more about this post

Strategic investments make a big difference

Strategic investments make a big difference
A significant portion of the work we do involves helping to build the capacity of food banks. But what exactly do we mean by “building capacity”? Read more about this post

Keeping food moving with the Transportation Fund

Keeping food moving with the Transportation Fund
Think of a food bank and what do you picture? Probably a warehouse-type building. But food banks also need wheels — and some pretty big ones at that! Read more about this post

Why Canada Needs the HungerCount

Why Canada Needs the HungerCount
The HungerCount has been performed every year since 1997, and it is needed now more than ever. 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)