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Hunger Facts

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Over 860,000 Canadians

use a food bank each month - you could fill the Roger's Centre 17 times

2013

Food bank use still at record highs

- HungerCount 2013 shows number of Canadians helped each month 25% higher than five years ago

Food Banks Canada featured on W Network's Undercover Boss Canada

- Episode premieres Thursday, September 19 at 9pm ET/PT

Hunger Lives Next Door: One-in-Five Canadians Skip Meals to Help Make Ends Meet

- Help Food Banks Across Canada Reduce Hunger by supporting Hunger Awareness Week: May 6-10

Food Banks Canada welcomes key federal budget commitments to extend affordable housing and homelessness programs

- Food Banks Canada is encouraged by the federal government’s 2013 budget commitment to maintain funding for affordable housing and homelessness programs which are critical strategies in addressing poverty and hunger in Canada as recommended in Food Banks Canada’s HungerCount 2012 report.

Food Banks Canada Launches Retail Program to Increase Food Support to Food Banks

- Leading retailers join Food Banks Canada to provide essential food to food banks across the country.

Food Banks Canada and CBC’s Live Right Now Partnering to Help Canadian Families in Need

- In the ongoing effort to address hunger in Canada, Food Banks Canada is partnering with CBC’s annual Live Right Now campaign. This year’s campaign goal encourages families to come together for meals while helping to raise 100,000 meals for families in need.

Food Banks Canada Honours its Leading Corporate Partners with Annual Donor Awards

- Awards recognize significant support to the food banking community

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Hunger Facts

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