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Hunger in Canada

Still such a long way to go toward our vision of a Canada where no one goes hungry.

Food Banks Canada provides national leadership to relieve hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow in collaboration with the food bank network in Canada.

Food Banks Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. We support a network of Provincial Associations, affiliate food banks, and food agencies that work at the community level to relieve hunger. Our work is focused on maximizing collective impact, strengthening local capacity, and reducing the need for food banks.

Living with Hunger: Impossible Choices

Impossible Choices

What choices would you make?

HungerCount 2018


35.2% of people using food banks are children under 18.

What does hunger look like in your province?

HungerCount 2018 Map

Food bank use continues to be unacceptably high.

HungerCount has the data

HungerCount 2018

Canadians visited food banks 1.1 million times in March 2018.

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Hunger Facts



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