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May 2018

After the Bell: How 300 Corporate Volunteers Made an Impact on Child Hunger

After the Bell: How 300 Corporate Volunteers Made an Impact on Child Hunger
On May 14th and May 15th, Food Banks Canada hosted over 300 corporate volunteers from 15 corporate companies who came together to show their commitment to relieving child hunger and allowing kids to have a worry free and joyful summer. Read more about this post

What is a Market Food Bank?

What is a Market Food Bank?
The Compass is set up like a small store that we call “The Market”. The shelves are stocked with a variety of goods, all arranged to replicate the appearance of a traditional retail grocery store. We carry food, personal care items and household goods. Using financial donations, we buy items like fresh milk and eggs, a selection of frozen meat and vegetables, and four types of fresh produce. Read more about this post

Representatives Against Hunger – An Important Step to Raise Awareness

Representatives Against Hunger – An Important Step to Raise Awareness
Every day, food banks across the country work to raise the food and funds needed to assist the 860,000 people who access their services each month. We are asking elected representatives and their staff to engage in a different, yet equally important step towards reducing hunger in Canada. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Meghan Nicholls, The Mississauga Food Bank

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