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February 2021

How We Work to Reduce the Need for Food Banks in the Future

How We Work to Reduce the Need for Food Banks in the Future
While food banks and other charitable organizations are there to provide for the immediate need, Phil Ozga, Director of Advocacy and Government relations, works hard behind the scenes to find long term solutions for hunger. Read more about this post

Helping in the North

Helping in the North
Food insecurity in the North is disproportionately higher than other parts of the country, with Nunavut having the highest rate. According to recent research, 57% of households in Nunavut are unable to afford food for their families. Read more about this post

If we're serious about building a healthy society, we can't do it without addressing poverty

If we're serious about building a healthy society, we can't do it without addressing poverty
If there was ever any doubt, the pandemic has made it clear that no one in society is truly protected until everyone is protected. Read more about this post

In the Spirit of Giving and Receiving in the Dehcho and the Sahtu

In the Spirit of Giving and Receiving in the Dehcho and the Sahtu
“After a long year of COVID physical distancing, we came together as one to feed families for Christmas.” – Angela Griffin Read more about this post

Food Banking in the New Reality: The Story of Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge

Food Banking in the New Reality: The Story of Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge
The past several months have also demonstrated the important role that IFB and other food banks play beyond the scope of food insecurity. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Zeeshan Sumrani, Mississauga Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Zeeshan Sumrani, Mississauga Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Zeeshan Sumrani from Mississauga Food Bank in Mississauga, ON. 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)