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March 2017

As winners of Google.org Impact Challenge, we’ll use technology to acquire more food

As winners of Google.org Impact Challenge, we’ll use technology to acquire more food
We are thrilled to have been named winner of the People’s Choice Award in the recent Google.org Impact Challenge. Along with that honour comes a sizeable grant that will help us create a digital tool to acquire and share more food than ever before and get it more quickly into the hands of people in need. Read more about this post

How food banks help our communities

How food banks help our communities
As food drive season ramps up before the spring holiday, it’s a great time to reconsider the role that food banks have in their communities. Here we share insights into the services that food banks provide to better help recipients meet their own long-term needs. Read more about this post

Federal Budget Takes Long-Term Steps Towards Helping Canadians Living in Poverty

Federal Budget Takes Long-Term Steps Towards Helping Canadians Living in Poverty
Food Banks Canada’s Response to the 2017 Federal Budget Read more about this post

Canada, let’s fund an app that diverts food away from landfill and towards people in need.

Canada, let’s fund an app that diverts food away from landfill and towards people in need.
Food Banks Canada has been chosen as one of the 10 finalists in the Google.org Impact Challenge to receive funding to support the development of its FoodAccess app. The Google.org Impact Challenge will grant $5 million across 10 projects that have the potential to change the world and make an impact in people's lives. 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)