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 26% of those relying on food banks receive their


of those relying on food banks receive their main source of income from either provincial disability support or pensions.


HungerCount reveals alarmingly high need for food banks

- Far too many Canadians are being left behind and counting on food banks to get by, according to HungerCount 2014, a national study released today by Food Banks Canada.

How Banks Canada’s Corporate Partners Support Canadians in Need

- Food Banks Canada, as the national organization addressing hunger in Canada has a two-fold mandate: to relieve hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow. We work towards this goal through activities such as our National Food Sharing Service that acquires and shares essential food throughout the country.

Food Banks Canada welcomes federal government support for northern agriculture

- During his most recent visit to Canada’s North, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced new federal investments to help address northern food insecurity.

Frequently Asked Questions about Food Banks Canada and Food Banks

- What is Food Banks Canada? What Types of Food are Provided by Food Banks? Does Food Banks Canada Have a Policy on What Foods Are Accepted?

All Foods Fit: Food Banks Canada Statement on the Types of Food Distributed by Food Banks


In response to recent media attention to the types of food distributed by food banks in Canada, Food Banks Canada would like to offer a few words of clarity on the issue.

Food Banks Canada Cranks Up the Volume on Hunger

- During Hunger Awareness Week (May 5-9) Food Banks Canada is challenging Canadians to break the silence surrounding hunger in Canada by voicing their stories, their concerns, their support and their solutions for hunger on its online story wall.

Food Banks Canada Recognizes Leading Canadians Business’ for their Efforts to Address Hunger

- 3rd annual donor awards honour Farm Credit Canada, Loblaw Companies Limited, and Target Canada

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