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November 2018

Terri Clark rides the CP Holiday Train

Terri Clark rides the CP Holiday Train
Each year the CP Holiday Train, beautifully bedecked in colourful lights, travels across Canada and the US delivering joy, hope — and music — while collecting donations for food banks in the communities along its route. This year Canadian Pacific (CP) celebrates the twentieth year of this magical event, which is just part of CP’s ongoing, year-round support of Food Banks Canada’s National Food Sharing System. Read more about this post

Donate these items to a holiday food drive near you.

Donate these items to a holiday food drive near you.
We’ve all done it before — headed into our pantry to round up those never-been-eaten canned goods or strange spaghetti to cobble together a food drive donation. But are those odds and ends what food bank recipients need the most? Read more about this post

Lending a hand at After the Bell packing event

Lending a hand at After the Bell packing event
In May of this year, I participated with the French’s team in a packing event organized by Food Banks Canada for their After the Bell program. This event brings together teams of corporate volunteers to assemble the food packs that will be given to children experiencing food insecurity over the summer months, when school food programs aren’t available. Read more about this post

Make a Difference over the Holiday Season

Make a Difference over the Holiday Season
Supporting food banks in your community is a great way to spread this spirit in a season filled with good cheer and kindness. Here are some ways you can incorporate helping Canadians in need into your annual holiday traditions. Read more about this post

Food Banks Need More Than Just Food – Because Life has Other Necessities

Food Banks Need More Than Just Food – Because Life has Other Necessities
Did you know that girls and women represent 49% of the adults who access food banks each month? That’s about 430,000 individuals who not only need access to food but also to items like feminine hygiene products. Read more about this post

Food Banks Canada's Corporate Partnership Awards

Food Banks Canada's Corporate Partnership Awards
Through their help, we have been able to acquire and share millions of pounds of food and provide program grants to food banks across the country. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight – Joy Haxton of the Lake Country Food Bank

Food Banker Spotlight – Joy Haxton of the Lake Country Food Bank
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Joy Haxton of the Lake Country Food Bank in Lake Country, BC. 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)