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2012

Food Banks Canada urges Canadians to put food banks on their holiday gift giving list

- Simple ways to help make the holidays a little jollier for those in need

Food Banks Canada Announces its Recipients for the Diamond Jubilee Medal

- The Board of Directors of Food Banks Canada is honoured to announce its 33 recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals. These individuals were chosen because of the significant impact they have made in the food banking community. These medals are bestowed in recognition of the Queen's 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne.

Food Banks Canada reports record number of Canadians using food banks; 38% are children

- The number of Canadians turning to food banks for help is at an all-time high, according to the HungerCount 2012 national study released today by Food Banks Canada.

On World Food Day, October 16th, Food Banks Canada is asking Canadians to take action in support of local food banks

- Statistics show that over 850,000 Canadians need help from a food bank each month

Food Banks Canada Asks You To “Give it Up” for Hunger Awareness Week

- Join Food Banks Across the Country and Take Action to Reduce Hunger in Canada from May 7-11.

Food Banks Canada Recognizes Leading Corporate Partners with 2011 Donor Awards

- Food Banks Canada announced the recipients of its first annual Corporate Partnership awards to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of its corporate partners to reduce hunger in Canada. These awards recognize the commitment and creativity with which the business community supports Food Banks Canada and the food banking community.

Food Banks Canada launches campaign that asks Canadians to Pledge to Say No to Hunger

- Food Banks Canada is launching a new campaign today aimed at raising awareness of hunger in Canada, and specifically the root causes of the issue. Millions of Canadians struggle to get enough food to eat, and many of them are turning to food banks for assistance. The campaign’s goal is to educate the public around this complex issue and to ask all Canadians to take a pledge to Say No to Hunger.

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