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March 2015

Doing Good by Doing Your Grocery Shopping

Doing Good by Doing Your Grocery Shopping
When thinking about what food banks do, it’s not hard to immediately think about the community food drive – the ‘bread and butter’ activity of food banks across the country. Food drives are an important source of donated food and critical to ensuring food bank shelves are filled when need is high. It’s a testament to caring Canadians who have shopped the aisles to pick up essential grocery items to place in food bank bins. Read more about this post

Let’s Check our Assumptions About People Who Access Food Banks

Let’s Check our Assumptions About People Who Access Food Banks
It is commonly said that food banks can cause dependence among those they help. After many years of speaking with food bank clients and staff, I know that this is simply untrue. Read more about this post

Food Banks Teaching Kids about Nutrition

Food Banks Teaching Kids about Nutrition
Through Food Banks Canada’s Mission Kitchen grant program, The Agape Centre in Cornwall developed a kids cooking club, with the goal of building confidence and inspiring healthy living. The granting program was supported by the RBC Foundation. 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)