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 Awareness Week Quiz

2. How many individuals turn to food banks for support each month?
3. Of those turning for support, how many are visiting a food bank for the first time? Close to...
4. It's Hunger Awareness Week, what can I do to help those in need?
5. Which pop sensation visited a food bank in Toronto and donated ten truckloads of food to 10 food banks across the country in December 2011?
6. What items are most needed at food banks?
7. How many food banks are there in Canada?
8. When did the first food bank open in Canada?