HungerCount 2019 is Here!

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Thank You!

Thank you, Charity Intelligence Canada for recognizing Food Banks Canada and these organizations as the Top 100 Rated Charities for 2019.

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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.

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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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After the Bell

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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

Canada

1.1 million

Canadians visited food banks nearly 1.1 million times in March 2019

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34%

of those relying on food banks nationally are children, when they only represent 19% of the population

 26% of those relying on food banks receive their

26%

of those relying on food banks receive their main source of income from either provincial disability support or pensions.

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48%

of those using food banks are from single-person households

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1 in 8 people

assisted by food banks are employed

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70%

of food bank clients in Canada live in market rent housing

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40%

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

26% of those relying on food banks receive their m

26%

of those relying on food banks receive their main source of income from either provincial disability support or pensions.

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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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