HungerCount 2019 is Here!

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After the Bell

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Best Before or Expired?

Best Before or Expired? Food Banks’ Questions Answered

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about date labels

Donating Nutritious Food

Donating Nutritious Food to the Food Bank

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

Food Banker Spotlight – David Long

Food Banker Spotlight – David Long

This month, our spotlight is on David Long from Greater Vancouver Food Bank in Burnaby, BC.

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.

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?

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

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1 in 6 people

assisted by food banks are employed



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



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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