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

Challenge Summer Hunger with Food Banks Canada’s Every Plate Full Campaign

- With close to one million Canadians in need of food banks during the summer months, Food Banks Canada’s Every Plate Full campaign is highlighting that while the holidays are the traditional season of giving, food banks also need support in the summer, when food insecurity doesn’t take a summer break. Food bank organizations across Canada are relying on the support of donors to help end summer hunger.

Food Banks Canada announces $2.8 million grant from the Walmart Foundation

- Food Banks Canada announced a generous, $2.8 million dollar grant from the Walmart Foundation, investing in vital support of the Canadian food banking network.

Food Banks Canada welcomes the new Canada Workers Benefit

- Food Banks Canada is encouraged to see the announcement of the new Canada Workers Benefit in the 2018 federal budget. This positive step responds to recommendations of the Canadian food bank network, and will provide important new supports to workers with low incomes.

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38%

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