2016

Increasing food bank use shows urgent need for federal action on poverty

- Food Banks Canada releases HungerCount 2016, the only comprehensive report on food bank use and hunger in Canada

This Hunger Awareness Week, Let's Draw the Line on Hunger

- Food bank use across Canada is 26 per cent higher than during the 2008 economic downturn. This is an unacceptable fact in a country as affluent as Canada. This year during Hunger Awareness Week (September 19– 23), Food Banks Canada is calling on Canadians to draw the line on hunger and share how we can make an impact on this solvable issue.

Food Banks Canada Recognizes Outstanding Canadian Corporate Leaders

- Corporate supporters honoured for their commitment to address hunger in Canada.

Food Banks Canada is Appealing to Canadians to Support Food Banks During #EveryPlateFull Campaign

- In its second year, the #EveryPlateFull campaign, is once again urging Canadians to address the 26,548,725 summer meal gap that is facing Canadians struggling with hunger. During the month of May, over 120 food organizations are raising much needed food and funds to ensure shelves are full during the summer months.

Food Banks Canada welcomes British Columbia’s Farmers’ Food Donation Tax Credit

- British Columbia becomes the third province to enact a tax credit for farmers who donate to local food banks.

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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)