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.

Media

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

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

More Facts

Capacity Building Fund

Through the Capacity Building Fund, Food Banks Canada provides grants to support structural improvements to a facility or the purchase of equipment that will enable a food bank or Provincial Association to:

  • Increase distribution of food and consumer products to existing food bank clients
  • Expand the distribution of food and consumer products to more clients through new or existing initiatives, programs or partnerships
  • Improve food quality and diversity distributed to those in need, including offering an increase in fresh and/or frozen foods
  • Acquire and distribute food and consumer products more efficiently

The Capacity Building Fund has distributed $370,000 to food banks across Canada to help them invest in their capacity to better serve Canadians experiencing hunger.

Thanks to generous support from founding sponsor Kraft Canada, the fund is in its second year and aims to support more food banks with their capacity needs.

For more information about this and other Food Banks Canada funds contact grants@foodbankscanada.ca

Founding Sponsor

Kraft Foods