WHAT WILL BE YOUR IMPACT OF CHOICE?
MAKE A GIFT OF SECURITIES
Making a gift of stocks and securities recognized by the Canadian stock exchange is a simple and tax-smart way to help people affected by food insecurity in this country. Through your donation, you’ll be leaving a lasting impact, while also potentially increasing your annual tax return. Once your gift is received, we will issue you a charitable tax receipt based on the full market (resale) value of the shares at the end of the trading day. This would result in a non-refundable tax credit, which you could use in the year of your gift — or carry forward for up to five years.
Before selecting this option, we recommend that you first seek advice from a tax professional to determine the method of giving that is the most tax-effective for you.
FUNDRAISE FOR FOOD BANKS CANADA
Choosing Food Banks Canada as a beneficiary of your fundraiser is another powerful way to make an impact in the lives of people struggling with food insecurity. We’re inspired each and every day by the passionate individuals who come up with new and creative ways to raise money for our cause. If you have an idea for a fundraiser, reach out to us. Someone from our team will contact you within three business days to discuss your idea, answer any questions, and explain next steps.
Or, get started right now by creating your own fundraising page:
MAKE A LEGACY GIFT
By choosing to give to Food Banks Canada through your will or estate, you would be leaving behind the ultimate legacy — one that contributes toward a future where no one goes hungry. Whether you choose to leave a percentage of your estate or a set amount in your will, Food Banks Canada promises to be accountable by respecting your privacy and honouring any decision pertaining to your gift. Through your legacy, we will be able to continue developing innovative and long-lasting solutions to food insecurity so that one day in the future, food banks will be a thing of the past.
Before selecting this option, we recommend that you first seek advice from an estate-planning professional to determine the method of giving that is the most effective for you and your loved ones.
Having a will is one of the best ways to support the people and causes most important you.
Food Banks Canada is proud to partner with Willfora to help you build a will, quickly and easily.
THE WHY BEHIND WHAT WE DO
Why do we work tirelessly to end food insecurity in Canada? Because we believe that hunger is solvable. In the meantime, we’ll stay focused on maximizing collective impact, strengthening local capacity, and reducing the overall need for food banks until they are no longer needed.
Not everyone across Canada has access to nutritious food. People are struggling with food insecurity, which limits their ability to live a high-quality, full, and healthy life. We need to stop this inequity and make healthy, nutritious food accessible for everyone from coast to coast to coast. At the same time, we need to solve the root causes of hunger that lead to far too many people in Canada being food insecure.
People in Canada are using food banks more frequently than ever before. But despite the increase in demand, we cannot afford to lose sight of the bigger problem. Which is why we require additional investments now to enable us to support the increasing need for access to food, while keeping the momentum in our advocacy work to address the root causes of food insecurity in this country.
WHY FOOD BANKS CANADA
Food Banks Canada supports all people living in this country by helping local food banks to meet the demand. By leveraging our purchasing power and national relationships, we’re able to get food to an entire network of food-serving agencies and organizations from coast to coast to coast. Our focus on solving the long-term food insecurity problem in Canada, along with providing the right help, unique to each community, is further supported by our proactive research, unwavering advocacy, and national awareness-raising work. And yet none of this would be possible without the generous support of donors like you.
It’s donors like you who make our work possible
With your support, we’ll be able to keep advocating for long-term change that addresses the root causes of food insecurity, while ensuring that every person in Canada who needs access to food continues to get the help they need, each and every day.