About Us

Food Banks Canada is the only national charitable organization representing and supporting the food bank community across Canada. Learn more about us — how we’re organized, our membership, and our programs.

Learn About Hunger

Close to 900,000 Canadians each month are assisted by food banks. By understanding the nature of the problem, and the possible solutions, we can all do our part to make a difference.

Get Involved

Together, we can make a difference to help reduce hunger and improve the lives of the nearly 900,000 Canadians who turn to food banks each month. Learn how you or your company can contribute.


The latest news about Food Banks Canada, our partners, and our programs, as well as helpful resources for our communications partners and members of the media.


Kids Helping Kids

Latest News

Feeling Hungry? Get Chewy for Charity!

On August 15th, Quaker’s newest campaign Chewy for Charity will be set in motion for the back to school season. Children throughout Canada will have the opportunity to create their own lunch bags, and for each design submitted, Quaker will donate an equivalent of 10 pounds of food to Food Banks Canada! Check out ChewyForCharity.ca to create your bag.

Share a Bowl with Breakfast Cereal Canada

Starting August 22nd, Breakfast Cereal Canada’s “What’s in the Bowl?” campaign will donate the equivalent of a bowl of cereal to Food Banks Canada for every post shared, with a goal of donating more than 71,000 bowls of cereal.

Thank you Lady Jays: 30th Annual Food Drive at Rogers Centre a Success!

The Lady Jays, along with Food Banks Canada staff and volunteers, were at the Rogers Centre August 8, 9, 10 for the 30th Annual Lady Jays Food Drive to raise food and funds! Thank you to our volunteers and to all Blue Jays fans for your support.

Nestlé Canada helping kids in need

Nestlé Canada is asking parents to post their baby’s first selfie to support Food Banks Canada and the almost 300,000 children served by food banks each month across the country. Post a ‘selfie’ of your baby with the hashtags #BabysFirstSelfie #NoHungerKids and a donation will be made to Food Banks Canada. For more information visit www.firsts.nestle-baby.ca/selfie.html

Food Banks and the Dependence Myth

Do food banks cause dependence? The idea that food banks create dependence among the people they help is a common one. Many see food banks as providing – to use a well-worn phrase – a "hand out, not a hand up." Read about this persistent myth here.

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