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August 2015

What Does School Have To Do With Hunger?

What Does School Have To Do With Hunger?
Over the past few weeks, parents have been busy preparing their kids for the return to school. For parents struggling to make ends meet, back-to-school can be an incredibly stressful time. Read more about this post

Surviving Back-to-School Season

Surviving Back-to-School Season
The start of a new school year can be an expensive time for parents — the cost of stationery, backpacks, electronics, and of course the season’s “must-have” fashions and sneakers really adds up. Our research shows that more than 310,000 people helped by food banks are school-age children. These young people will most certainly feel the effects of their parents’ financial hardship as they head back to school this September. Read more about this post

Make the Most of Local Vegetables and Fruit

Make the Most of Local Vegetables and Fruit
From sweet blueberries to juicy peaches, now is the ideal time to enjoy local Canadian produce. In addition to being farm-fresh, ripe and delicious, it’s also in great abundance. That means it is more affordable to buy, because there’s lots of it to sell! Read more about this post

Truck Grant Helps Keep Food Moving

Truck Grant Helps Keep Food Moving
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

Canadian egg farmers: Committed to making a difference in our communities

Canadian egg farmers: Committed to making a difference in our communities
For more than two decades, egg farmers have donated more than a million eggs a year to food banks across 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)