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Read the latest news releases about Food Banks Canada activities and initiatives.

Food Banks Canada Board of Directors Appoints New CEO

- The Board of Directors of Food Banks Canada announces Christopher (Chris) Hatch as the new Chief Executive Officer of Food Banks Canada, effective January 8th, 2018.

Food Banks Canada welcomes the new federal National Housing Strategy

- Food banks have long identified the shortage of affordable housing as a driving cause of the need for their services. Food Banks Canada has been steadfast in its advocacy efforts to push the federal government into a leadership role on this issue, and the new strategy is a welcome step in that direction.

Food Banks Canada Applauds New Federal Supports for Vulnerable Canadians

- Increased supports for low income workers and families with children will have positive impacts.

Think Canadians Don’t Go Hungry? Food banks across the country are asking Canadians to think again during Hunger Awareness Week

- Food banks in Canada are marking Hunger Awareness Week from September 18th through the 22nd to raise awareness of the fact that each month, more than 860,000 men, women and children turn to a food bank for help.

Food Banks Canada recognizes national food banking award recipients for their innovation and excellence

- Food Banks Canada presented the National Food Bank Awards to recognize the outstanding contributions to food banking in Canada. The awards were presented at the Food Banks Canada Network Conference in Calgary, Alberta.

Food Banks Canada’s #EveryPlateFull campaign encourages Canadians to “Give Money- Give Food” to end summer hunger in Canada

- From May 23 to June 9, food banks across the country are participating in order to fill their shelves with essential food.

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38%

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