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February 2015

Heart smart food bank donations

Heart smart food bank donations
About 1.6 million Canadians currently have heart disease. And, 90 percent of individuals over age 20 are living with at least one risk factor of developing heart disease, which include smoking, physical inactivity, low consumption of vegetables and fruit, stress, obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. Read more about this post

Food Insecurity in the North is a Canadian Public Health Emergency

Food Insecurity in the North is a Canadian Public Health Emergency
In Canada’s three territories, 1 in every 5 households skips meals because there isn’t enough food in the house, or eats suboptimal food because they can’t afford better. This has drastic consequences for the health of northerners. Read more about this post

5 Simple Ways to Get Involved

5 Simple Ways to Get Involved
Thank you for visiting our new blog and showing interest in helping Canadians in need, we are excited to have a forum to communicate with our community. We look forward to sharing news about the work of the food bank community in Canada, and engaging in conversation around hunger in Canada. Hear from the Food Banks Canada team, our food bank network, guest contributors and supporters. 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)