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.

Hunger Fact

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

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Member Council

Our Member Council includes representatives from each Member organization, as well as the Executive Director of Food Banks Canada. The Member Council identifies and prioritizes opportunities and issues. They represent the perspective of the food banking community in Canada, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Member Council, 2013

Food Banks British Columbia

Marilyn Herrmann
Surrey Food Bank, Surrey
Laura Lansink
Food Banks BC, Surrey

Alberta Food Banks

Marjorie Bencz, CM
Edmonton’s Food Bank, Edmonton
Stephanie Rigby
Alberta Food Banks, St. Albert

Food Banks of Saskatchewan Corporation

Bill Hall
Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre, North Battleford
Todd Sandin
Regina Food Bank, Regina

Manitoba Association of Food Banks

David Northcott
Winnipeg Harvest, Winnipeg
Graham Starmer
Manitoba Association of Food Banks, Winnipeg

Ontario Association of Food Banks

Bill Laidlaw
Ontario Association of Food Banks, Toronto
Geoffrey Lougheed
Sudbury Food Bank, Sudbury

Les banques alimentaires du Québec

Jean Gagnon
Centre de Bénévolat-Moisson Laval
Zakary Rhissa
Les banques alimentaires du Québec, Montreal

New Brunswick Association of Food Banks

Sarah Norman
St. George and Area Food Bank, St. George
Maxwell (Shane) Oates
Provincial Food Distribution Centre, Riverside Warehousing, Riverview


Becky Mason

Nick Jennery

PEI Association of Food Banks

Mike MacDonald
The Upper Room Food Bank, Charlottetown

Community Food Sharing Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Wanda Drodge
Community Food Sharing Association, St. John’s
Eg Walters
Community Food Sharing Association, St. John’s