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

Food Banks Canada applauds the government’s investment in food banks to deal with COVID-19 crisis

- Today’s announcement from the federal government is welcomed with a sigh of relief from Food Banks Canada and the over 3,000 food banks and community agencies that come together to serve our most vulnerable neighbours.

The Slaight Family Foundation donates over $3M to support food insecure Canadians during COVID-19 crisis

- Continuing their strategic philanthropic approach, The Slaight Family Foundation is donating over three million dollars to four organizations all focused on food.

Food Banks Canada Puts Call Out for $150M in Donations to Deal with the Impact of Coronavirus

- As concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic grow, Food Banks Canada is worried about the shortage of food supplies and loss of volunteers they desperately rely on due to adherence to social distancing guidelines.

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40%

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