Impact Report 2019

Together, we fed our communities.

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Thank You, After the Bell Volunteers!

This summer, we’ll be able to distribute 100,000 food packs to children in over 58 communities across the country.

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Best Before or Expired? Food Banks’ Questions Answered

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about date labels.

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Single adults are being left behind.

Don’t they deserve our attention too?

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Living with Hunger: Impossible Choices

4 million Canadians are food insecure and struggle to put enough food on the table. Every day they face tough decisions about how to make ends meet.

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Canadians visited food banks 1.1 million times in March 2018.

What number of visits will make us finally take action?

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HungerCount 2018 is Here

How many children using food banks in Canada is ok with you?

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After the Bell

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Tax Filing

How Tax Filing Can Help Your Food Bank Clients

As the tax deadline looms, many food banks across Canada are offering to help their clients file their taxes.

Food Banks Need More Than Just Food

Food Banks Need More Than Just Food

Did you know that girls and women represent 49% of the adults who access food banks each month?

Impact Report

Impact Report

With the help of committed partners and donors like you, Food Banks Canada was able to provide more food and funds to the food banking network than ever before.

Food Banker Spotlight

Food Banker Spotlight – Bruce McRae

This month, our spotlight is on Bruce McRae from Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank in Iqakuit, Nunavut.

Impossible Choices

Impossible Choices

We invite you to follow one of three stories of people experiencing food insecurity, and decide what you would do in each person’s situation. What choices would you make?

Every Plate Full

Every Plate Full

Help make an impact this summer and get involved with Every Plate Full!

Hunger Facts


1.1 million

Canadians visited food banks 1.1 million times in March 2018.



of those relying on food banks nationally are children, when they only represent 20% of the population

6 people with 1 highlighted

1 in 6 people

assisted by food banks are employed



of those using food banks are from single-person households.

apartment building with rent sign

1 in 4

households pays more than it can afford for housing



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

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Our Provincial Associations

We are pleased to work closely with 10 provincial associations and over 500 food banks

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