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National Food Sharing System

Sharing food across the country

The National Food Sharing System (NFSS) is a cornerstone of our network support.

Through it we acquire safe, nutritious, good quality food and essential consumer products in large quantities from corporate donors. These donations are transported to a national or provincial hub for sorting and then distributed equitably to provincial associations and the network of affiliate food banks.

Each year we provide community food banks across the country with approximately 9 million pounds (4 million kgs) of non-perishable and fresh foods and consumer products.

By working in partnership with corporate donors, we help them achieve their corporate social responsibility objectives, environmental goals, and financial goals, while also helping millions of Canadians in need.

To participate, please contact fooddonations@foodbankscanada.ca.

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