Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

Nominate a food bank volunteer today!

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Hunger in the North

Hunger and food insecurity are experienced at elevated levels across the north.

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#HungerCount - Find out what is inside November 17#HungerCount - Find out what is inside November 17

4 Million Canadians are food insecure

What does that mean exactly?

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Addressing Child Hunger

Each year an estimated 1.1 million children face food insecurity

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What's so special about community Gardens? Plenty!

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Most needed heart-healthy food bank donations

During heart month, consider helping others in your community who are struggling with hunger by donating heart-healthy items.

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Hunger in the North

Hunger and food insecurity are experienced at elevated levels across the north. Learn more.

Loblaw Companies 2015 Holiday Food Drive - December 4-24 2015. Donate in your local store

Loblaw Companies Food Drive

Your non-perishable donation is a great way to support a local food drive. But in fact your cash donation is just as important — maybe more so.

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Sharply rising food prices are hurting us all

If you do the grocery shopping for your family, you’ve felt firsthand the effects of increasing food prices.

Food bank use by the numbers. Map of Canada with statistics of people who are helped by food banks


In March 2015, 852,137 people received food from a food bank in Canada. More than one-third of those helped were children.

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Every Plate Full

In 2016, from May 1-31, food banks across Canada will come together to participate in the Every Plate Full Food Drive with an inspiring goal: to fill the plates of every hungry Canadian this summer.

Hunger Facts



of food distributed by Canadian food banks is fresh (eg. milk, eggs, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, bread)

Roger's Centre x 17

Over 850,000 Canadians

use a food bank each month - you could fill the Roger's Centre 17 times

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1 in 6 people

assisted by food banks are employed

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1 in 4

households pays more than it can afford for housing



Canadians in rural communities rely on a food bank

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Our Provincial Associations

We are pleased to work closely with 10 provincial associations and over 500 food banks

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