HungerCount 2019 is Here!

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Donate These Items at a Holiday Food Drive Near You

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Giving Back with #RecipesThatGive

During the festive season, giving back to the community becomes a priority for many.

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Living with Hunger: Impossible Choices

4 million Canadians are food insecure and struggle to put enough food on the table. Every day they face tough decisions about how to make ends meet.

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There Are Many Ways to Give

However you choose to help, your generosity of food, funds or time can make life brighter for Canadians in need.

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Best Before or Expired? Food Banks’ Questions Answered

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about date labels

Donating Nutritious Food

Donating Nutritious Food to the Food Bank

If you are thinking of making a food bank donation this holiday season, please consider these nutritious items in this handy list.

Food Banker Spotlight

Food Banker Spotlight – Mark LeBlanc

This month, our spotlight is on Mark LeBlanc from Vestiaire Saint-Joseph in Shediac, NB.

Impact Report

Impact Report

With the help of committed partners and donors like you, Food Banks Canada was able to provide more food and funds to the food banking network than ever before.

Impossible Choices

Impossible Choices

We invite you to follow one of three stories of people experiencing food insecurity, and decide what you would do in each person’s situation. What choices would you make?

There Are Many Ways to Give

There Are Many Ways to Give

However you choose to help, your generosity of food, funds or time can make life brighter for Canadians in need.

Hunger Facts

Canada

1.1 million

Canadians visited food banks nearly 1.1 million times in March 2019

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34%

of those relying on food banks nationally are children, when they only represent 19% of the population

 26% of those relying on food banks receive their

26%

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

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48%

of those using food banks are from single-person households

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1 in 8 people

assisted by food banks are employed

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70%

of food bank clients in Canada live in market rent housing

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40%

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

26% of those relying on food banks receive their m

26%

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

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Our Provincial Associations

We are pleased to work closely with 10 provincial associations and over 500 food banks

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