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 HungerCount respondents offer food-focused programs, such as Community Kitchen, Community Garden, and nutrition education.

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Community Spotlight

Nanaimo Loaves and Fishes Food Bank

Nanaimo, BC

Loaves and Fishes Food Bank serves over 1000 people every week.   In 2012 over 5300 different people have used their services, meaning that more than 1 in 20 people in Nanaimo have accessed the Food Bank.  This staggering statistic is indicative of the high unemployment and poverty that exists in the Mid Island region.  Services are provided at 8 different locations throughout the city. A multi depot model has been adopted because of Nanaimo’s extensive geographical area and the diversity of clients served. With the recent completion of a new warehouse and walk in cooler, Loaves and Fishes is working to increase the amount of perishable food donations it receives from individuals and grocery stores. 

Media and Brand Resources

We’ve collected all the items that our partners and anyone providing media coverage about Food Banks Canada will find useful, and compiled it in this one-stop shop for downloading.

If you require more information, or would like to request an interview, please contact Media Relations, 1-877-535-0958, ext. 228.

HungerCount Report 2011 Infographics

HungerCount Report 2011 Infographics

Select infographics from our HungerCount 2011 Report.

Food Banks Canada Brand Identity Guide

Food Banks Canada Brand Identity Guide

Having a strong and clear brand identity that is easily recognizable with donors, the public, government social agencies and other supporters, will help to increase awareness of Food Banks Canada and ultimately help to achieve our mission: to reduce hunger in Canada by enabling an effective food bank community that addresses the short term need for food and longer term solutions.