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

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

More Facts

Community Spotlight

Community Food Sharing Association of Newfoundland & Labrador

St. John's, NFLD

Community Food Sharing Association of Newfoundland & Labrador is a charitable organization which has an immediate goal to feed hungry people by providing a central food collection and distribution service through its member agencies across the province, including food banks and soup kitchens. Community Food Sharing Association of Newfoundland & Labrador also has a long term goal to eliminate chronic hunger and alleviate poverty.

Links and resources

We encourage all Canadians to get involved! Use this page as a starting point for your research or personal action plan to help us make a difference in the lives of people living with low income and hunger.

Poverty Reduction

Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategies

Newfoundland and Labrador

Reducing Poverty:  An Action Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Preventing Poverty. Promoting Prosperity. Nova Scotia's Poverty Reduction Strategy

New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan


Government Action Plan to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion


Breaking the Cycle.  Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy


All Aboard:  Manitoba's Poverty Reduction Strategy

Food Security

Good Samaritan Laws