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

of food distributed in Canada is perishable (eg. milk, eggs, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, bread)

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Partner campaigns

Many of our corporate sponsors also operate special campaigns at various times of the year in support of Food Banks Canada. We are grateful for these contributions and the awareness that they bring to the need to assist Canadians living in poverty, and to the work that Food Banks Canada does.

Turkey Farmers of Canada Buy One Give One Turkey

Turkey Farmers of Canada Buy One Give One Turkey

Since 2009, Turkey Farmers of Canada has partnered with Food Banks Canada to spread the joys of the holiday season by giving turkeys to rural food banks throughout Canada. This year Turkey Farmers of Canada would like to invite you to join in on the spirit of thanksgiving. When you purchase a turkey for yourself, think about purchasing one for your local food bank as well. Help give thanks by giving someone else the thanksgiving experience.

Arby’s Everyone Eats

Arby’s Everyone Eats

After a very successful Campaign in 2013, raising over $90,000, Arby’s will be launching their Everyone Eats Campaign for its second year on September 11th with a benefit day, having 15% sales go towards Food Banks Canada. Their campaign will run until October 16th allowing customers an opportunity to make a donation to Food Banks Canada with their purchases. Help give everyone a chance to eat!

Breakfast Cereals Canada

Breakfast Cereals Canada

We are excited to enter a new partnership with Breakfast Cereal Canada! They will be launching their “What’s in the Bowl?” campaign starting August 22nd. Throughout the campaign, BCC will feed you interesting facts about cereal and will answer any original questions you may have. For every post that you share, Breakfast Cereal Canada will donate the equivalent of one bowl of cereal to Food Banks Canada. Help us reach our goal of donating more than 71,000 bowls of cereal to help families in need. It’s easy! 1 Share = 1 Bowl!

Quaker’s Get  Chewy for Charity

Quaker’s Get Chewy for Charity

With back to school season just around the corner, Quaker has launched their Chewy for Charity campaign to support Food Banks Canada in helping the 300,000 Canadian children turning to food banks each month. We are working together to offer assistance to families who are stretching their dollars to get their kids ready to head back to school Quaker is asking parents to bring out their inner Picasso and help their kids design Canadian-inspired lunch bags. You can upload photos of scans to be put on virtual lunch bags. With every design submitted, Quaker will donate an equivalent of 10 pounds of food to Food Banks Canada for families in need. ChewyForCharity.ca