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November 2021

Thank You Ryan and Blake

Thank You Ryan and Blake
2020 was an especially difficult year for food banks across our country. Long lineups of our neighbours who were struggling made us fear that the worst was yet to come. With the intense impact of the pandemic, the team at Food Banks Canada knew that it would be all hands on deck to support the country’s 4750+ food banks and community organizations. We needed something extraordinary to help them make it through.. Read more about this post

Donate These Most-Needed Items at a Holiday Food Drive Near You

Donate These Most-Needed Items at a Holiday Food Drive Near You
This year has been especially difficult for food banks across the country. According to the latest HungerCount, food bank visits have increased by over 20 per cent since 2019, with over 1.3 million visits to food banks in March 2021 alone. But thanks to the support of our partners and the generosity of Canadians across the country, food banks can continue to help those living with food insecurity. Here are some of the items food banks need the most this holiday season Read more about this post

How the Passion of One Food Banker in the North Helped Thousands

How the Passion of One Food Banker in the North Helped Thousands
November 2019 was a month like no other for Billy Palluq, who now sits on the committee of the Kangiqtugaapik Food Bank, as secretary treasurer. The local radio was playing as usual, and Billy was having his lunch when he heard Vera Kalluq’s desperate call for help. Vera, who is now the chair of the Kangiqtugaapik Food Bank, was struggling to provide food for her family. This heartfelt appeal touched Billy, and he felt compelled to help. Read more about this post

Food Banker Spotlight - Dan Edwards

Food Banker Spotlight - Dan Edwards
We are always interested in hearing more about the individuals in food banking across Canada! This month, our spotlight is on Dan Edwards from the Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association. Read more about this post

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Hunger Facts

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