HungerCount 2018 is Here

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

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Walmart - Fight Hunger. Spark Change.

This year’s goal is to reach 13 million meals!

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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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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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Single adults are being left behind.

Don’t they deserve our attention too?

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After the Bell

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Food Banker Spotlight

Food Banker Spotlight - June Muir of the Unemployed Help Centre

This month, our spotlight is on June Muir of the Unemployed Help Centre in Windsor, Ontario.

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

Your impact is inspiring.

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?

Donating Nutritious Food to the Food Bank

Donating Nutritious Food to the Food Bank

If you are thinking of making a food bank donation, please consider these nutritious items in this handy list.

Lending a hand at After the Bell Packing Event

Lending a hand at After the Bell Packing Event

Our goal at Food Banks Canada is to distribute 100,000 food packs to kids in 2019. We need 1,000 corporate volunteers to make it happen.

Hunger Facts

Canada

1.1 million

Canadians visited food banks 1.1 million times in March 2018.

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35%

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

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1 in 6 people

assisted by food banks are employed

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45%

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

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1 in 4

households pays more than it can afford for housing

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38%

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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