Poverty won’t be solved by good intentions alone

A forthcoming poverty reduction strategy must be permanent, have measurable targets, and real funding behind it.

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Consider Heart-Healthy Food Items When Making a Food Bank Donation

Consider helping others in your community who are struggling with hunger by donating heart-healthy items.

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Did you know that 40% of the food distributed by food banks across Canada is fresh?

Learn more about variety of foods distributed by food banks across Canada.

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Whitehorse Knows Northern Hunger

Northern folk are proud of their communities and of their land. Despite the dark cold, most wouldn’t have it any other way. #HungerInTheNorth

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Consider Heart-Healthy Food Items When Making a Food Bank Donation

Here is a helpful list of heart-healthy items that are in high demand by food banks.

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Hunger in Canada

Hunger is a persistent issue that exists in Canada. Awareness is the first step towards alleviating this problem. Action is the second.

Poverty won’t be solved by good intentions alone

Poverty won’t be solved by good intentions alone

A forthcoming poverty reduction strategy must be permanent, have measurable targets, and real funding behind it.

There Are Many Ways to Give

There Are Many Ways to Give

More and more, food banks are confronted with the question of how the public should donate – food or funds – and while food banks are all different, we would encourage our fellow Canadians to consider donating both.

Chris Hatch

Food Banker Spotlight – Chris Hatch, CEO of Food Banks Canada

This month, our spotlight is on Chris Hatch, the new CEO of Food Banks Canada.

What Do Food Banks Distribute?

What Do Food Banks Distribute?

Did you know that 40% of the food distributed by food banks across Canada is fresh? Learn more about variety of foods distributed by food banks across Canada.

Hunger Facts

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38%

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

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Over 860,000 Canadians

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

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1 in 6 people

assisted by food banks are employed

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1 in 4

households pays more than it can afford for housing

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156,000

Canadians in rural communities rely on a food bank

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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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