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Food Banks Canada Partners With SkipTheDishes To Launch Winter Charity Campaign

- Campaign set to deliver $1 for every order placed on the Skip network on December 19 to Food Banks Canada

COVID-19 Permanent Policy Measures Needed

- Food banks in larger urban areas were more likely to see increased demand due to COVID-19 related job losses; local food banks make unprecedented changes in service models to accommodate those in need

Enterprise Holdings Pledges $120 Million to Advance Social and Racial Equity and Expand the Fight Against Hunger

- Food Banks Canada is so grateful to be working with Enterprise, our long-standing and valued partner, on their new pledge noted in the press release below. Their generous donation will fund important initiatives in relieving hunger today and preventing hunger tomorrow, from coast to coast to coast.

Food Banks Canada Welcomes the Federal Government’s Investment for Surplus Food

- Food Banks Canada is extremely grateful to be selected to disseminate quality surplus food throughout our established, national distribution system, in partnership with the food banking network across Canada. Thanks to our existing cold chain capacity, food recovery programs and National Food Sharing System, we are well positioned to effectively deliver food in a safe and timely manner from coast to coast to coast.

The Rogers Family Donates $20 Million to Food Banks Canada: Largest One-Time Donation for Charity

- Today, Food Banks Canada is announcing the largest single donation in its history, a one-time gift of $20 million from the Rogers family.

Rogers and Jays Care Foundation Step Up to the Plate for Food Banks Canada

- The home of the Blue Jays is set to become the temporary home to 10 million pounds of food, as Rogers and Jays Care Foundation support Food Banks Canada with the new initiative Step Up to the Plate.

Food Banks Canada Launches Next Phase Campaign: 'I ATE' to Raise Remaining $70M in $150M Appeal

- Food banks continue to combat the immediate need while they brace for the long-term impact of COVID-19

Food Banks Canada applauds the government’s investment in food banks to deal with COVID-19 crisis

- Today’s announcement from the federal government is welcomed with a sigh of relief from Food Banks Canada and the over 3,000 food banks and community agencies that come together to serve our most vulnerable neighbours.

The Slaight Family Foundation donates over $3M to support food insecure Canadians during COVID-19 crisis

- Continuing their strategic philanthropic approach, The Slaight Family Foundation is donating over three million dollars to four organizations all focused on food.

Food Banks Canada Puts Call Out for $150M in Donations to Deal with the Impact of Coronavirus

- As concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic grow, Food Banks Canada is worried about the shortage of food supplies and loss of volunteers they desperately rely on due to adherence to social distancing guidelines.

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