ENDING HUNGER IN CANADA 


Relieving hunger today and preventing hunger tomorrow starts here.

Together with the support of a food bank network that spans coast-to-coast-to-coast, Food Banks Canada is providing national thought leadership in finding long-term policy solutions to food insecurity in this country.

THE POLICIES THAT ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Backed by our research and analysis, Food Banks Canada develops annual federal policy recommendations focused on driving meaningful action to address the root causes of food bank use – which are poverty and low income. 

Learn more about our current policy recommendations.

THE RESEARCH THAT TELLS THE STORY

Our dedicated Research Team conducts research to better understand and highlight the driving forces behind the need for food banks in Canada, and its connection to the larger issues of poverty and food insecurity.This goal of this work is to enhance our understanding of the root causes of food insecurity inCanada, share these learnings with the food banks network, academics, government officials and members of the general public, and to inform our advocacy priorities with meaningful public policy targeted at these root causes; all toward the goal of ending hunger in Canada

Since 1997 Food Banks Canada has conducted theHungerCount, a cross-sectional, census-type survey of most food bank agencies, organizations, and programs, within and outside of the Food Banks Canada network.

The HungerCount provides a point in time snapshot of food bank use in Canada and provides insights to what is happening on the front lines and how they connect to larger trends of food insecurity in Canada.
With this annual data, the research team seeks to amplify these trends, inform our policy recommendations, and generate public support for the cause.

Read our latest HungerCount report

MATERIAL DEPRIVATION INDEX

PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH INITIATIVE

MAPPING CANADA’S FOOD INSECURITY ENVIRONMENT

Read more of our Research

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE: HERE’S HOW