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An election resource for Canadian food banks

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4 Million Canadians are food insecure

What does that mean exactly?

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Addressing Child Hunger

Each year an estimated 1.1 million children face food insecurity

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Election 2015 – Bring the Election to the Food Bank!

By working together, the food bank network can make an impact and ask for real change from the next government.

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Addressing Child Hunger

Each year an estimated 1.1 million children face food insecurity in communities across Canada.

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Canadian Egg Farmers: Commited to making a difference

For more than two decades, egg farmers have donated more than a million eggs a year to food banks across Canada.

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Make the Most of Local Vegetables and Fruit

From sweet blueberries to juicy peaches, now is the ideal time to enjoy local Canadian produce.

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Surviving Back to School Season

The start of a new school year can be an expensive time for parents, here’s 4 ways you can make a difference.

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What does School have to do with hunger?

For parents struggling to make ends meet, back-to-school can be an incredibly stressful time.

Hunger Facts



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

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of food distributed by Canadian food banks is non-perishable (eg. pasta sauce, cereal, rice, shelf-stable juice and canned soup, fruit and vegetables)

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of Food Banks offer at least one non-traditional service.

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of Food Banks offer three or more non-traditional services.


of Food Banks offer food-focused programs, such as Community Kitchen, Community Garden, and nutrition education.


of Food Banks offer skill-building programs, such as education or training, helping with budgeting and home economics, and helping with employment search.


of Food Banks offer broad social service programs, such as child care, programs for expecting new moms, and emergency shelter.


of Food Banks offer referrals to other community services.

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14,000,000 visits

will be made to Canadian food banks in 2014 - the equivalent of 15 times the population of Nova Scotia

Roger's Centre x 17

841,191 Canadians

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

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310,461 children

are helped each month - that is the equivalent of 6,200 full school buses

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1 in 6 people

are currently or recently working

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of food bank users pay market rent



Canadians in rural communities rely on a food bank

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of children in northern Canada do not know where their next meal is coming from

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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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