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March 2021

Tax Clinics – Another Way Food Banks Partner to Help Clients

Tax Clinics – Another Way Food Banks Partner to Help Clients
Food banks across Canada have seen the importance of filing taxes to access valuable government supports, and many are offering free tax clinics. One great example is the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre (SFBLC), which has been running a free clinic since 2015. Read more about this post

Windsor Pivots to Continue Being There for Clients

Windsor Pivots to Continue Being There for Clients
Aisles of fresh produce and shelves stocked with a variety of goods. It’s not exactly what comes to mind when most people think about food banks. However, there are food banks that operate EXACTLY like this. One great example is the Unemployed Help Centre (UHC) in Windsor. Read more about this post

The pandemic helped the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank shape a better future for those in need

The pandemic helped the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank shape a better future for those in need
2020 has been a year of stress, anxiety, and change. Lockdowns in place, job losses across the country—Food Banks knew they would have their jobs cut out for them as they anticipated an increase in clients. But the difficult challenges would not stop them from helping their neighbours. It just meant they had to find creative ways to continue operations. Read more about this post

Donate These Items at a Food Drive Near You

Donate These Items at a Food Drive Near You
Now, more than ever, food banks need YOUR support. Here are some of the items food banks need the most. Read more about this post

The Logistics of Being there for Canadian Communities in Need

The Logistics of Being there for Canadian Communities in Need
For Lisa Wernham, Director of National Food Sharing at Food Banks Canada, the logistics around how to increase distribution to food banks requiring help, quickly became a pressing need. Fortunately for Lisa, she had a great team she could rely on. Read more about this post

Our Research Helps Push for Change

Our Research Helps Push for Change
As food banks across Canada work hard to ensure that people do not have to worry about their next meal, our staff are also working to find long-term solutions to ensure that people are no longer suffering from hunger. This is something that Richard Matern, Director of Research, takes seriously. Read more about this post

Food Banking in the New Reality: The Story of the Whitehorse Food Bank

Food Banking in the New Reality: The Story of the Whitehorse Food Bank
It was business as usual for the Whitehorse Food Bank Society; packing and distributing food hampers to approximately 1,300 people a month. Then the pandemic hit. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Richard Daneau, Moisson Montréal

Food Banker Spotlight – Richard Daneau, Moisson Montréal
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Richard Daneau from Moisson Montréal in Montréal, QC. 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)