Dealing with the Back to School struggle

The back to school season can be a stressful time of the year for families especially for families already struggling to make ends meet

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After the Bell

When classes end for the summer so do most school food programs. Many children go without the food they need. After the Bell helps to fill that gap.

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+Fresh: Community Garden grant helps food banks grow fresh produce

Thank you to Compass Group Canada

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#PassItOn - Thanks to our partners, Walmart and Loblaw Companies Limited, the Retail Food Program delivers 4 million lbs of food to food banks each year.#PassItOn - Thanks to our partners, Walmart and Loblaw Companies Limited, the Retail Food Program delivers 4 million lbs of food to food banks each year.

HungerCount 2016

A comprehensive report on hunger and food bank use in Canada, and recommendations for change

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Food banks assist 850,000 people every month

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Every Plate Full 2017

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Most Needed Nutritious Food Bank Donations

Food drives are an important source of donations and help ensure food bank shelves are filled when the need is high.

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Food or Funds? How to help food banks

Learn more about how you can best support your local food bank.

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The changing face of food banks

We are encouraged by the diverse work of all types of organizations — knowing that we are truly making a difference for people in need.

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

HungerCount 2016

The HungerCount is the only comprehensive Canadian study of food banks and the people who access them.

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Spotlight on Food Banking

Introducing a new feature on our blog which profiles individuals in food banking across Canada!

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Tips, Tricks and Strategies

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and Cause Marketing continue to evolve and Food Banks Canada is in a privileged position to work with a wide range of organizations.

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 860,000 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

Food Banks British Columbia logo Alberta Food Banks logo Food Banks of Saskatchewan Corporation logo Manitoba Association of Food Banks logo Ontario Association of Food Banks logo Food Banks of Quebec logo New Brunswick Association of Food Banks logo FEED NOVA SCOTIA logo Prince Edward Island Food Banks logo Community Food Sharing Association of Newfoundland & Labrador logo