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.


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

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

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Rural Support Program

Program goals: Due to their location, food banks situated outside of urban centres face unique challenges related to accessing food and raising funds, as well as building networks to learn and share best practices.

Support: This longstanding granting program is supported by founding sponsor Syngenta as well as Farm Credit Canada. It offers financial reimbursements to food banks to help offset the cost they assume in the transportation of food and consumer products.

To provide funding for this program, or for more information, please contact grants@foodbankscanada.ca.

Founding Sponsor



Farm Credit Canada