Gearing Up for the Holiday Season

Supporting food banking is the perfect way to participate in the spirit of the season. Here are some ways you can help Canadians in need.

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Fresh from the Farm – More Than a Youth Gleaning Program

It has provided the youth with a summer long nutrition and education experience of a lifetime.

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Food banks assist 860,000 people every month

Your food bank needs your support today

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Nowhere to Turn

Nowhere to Turn makes policy recommendations to help bring a vulnerable population into the social and economic mainstream.

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Food banks share essential food to families in need

Help by donating the most needed items today

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Do you know what food banks do?

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Learn more about food banks:

How they focus on offering a variety of choices of food.

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Providing diverse models and services to help Canadians in need.

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Most Commonly Needed Items at Food Banks

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Hunger in Canada

Hunger is a persistent issue that exists in Canada. Awareness is the first step towards alleviating this problem. Action is the second.

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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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Fresh from the Farm – More Than a Youth Gleaning Program

Fresh from the Farm has become much more than a youth gleaning program. It has provided the youth with a summer long nutrition and education experience of a lifetime.

Single Adults Living with Poverty in Canada

Nowhere to Turn

Nowhere to Turn makes policy recommendations to help bring a vulnerable population into the social and economic mainstream.

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Food Banker Spotlight – Sarah Norman of the St. George and Area Food Bank

This month, our spotlight is on Sarah Norman, of the St. George and Area Food Bank in Saint George, New Brunswick.

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Gearing Up for the Holiday Season

Supporting food banking is the perfect way to participate in the spirit of the season. Here are some ways you can incorporate helping Canadians in need into your annual holiday traditions.

Hunger Facts

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38%

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

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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

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156,000

Canadians in rural communities rely on a food bank

Our Provincial Associations

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

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