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INNOVATION IN FOOD BANKING


We believe in always challenging the status quo.

Together with our national network, we are leading the charge when it comes to spearheading innovative programs that not only enable food banks to acquire and distribute a steady supply of food and essential items, but also help to identify the root causes of food bank use across the country.

THE MEANS TO DO MORE

From boosting local capacity and providing more fresh food options to harnessing the power of data. We’re helping food banks to better support the communities they serve by connecting them to innovative resources that enhance their ability to meet the needs of today, while also laying the groundwork to develop long-term solutions for the future. 

There is
a lot more to
food banks
than meets
the eye.

CAPACITY GRANTS

CAPACITY GRANTS

Awarded to food banks for investing in capacity-boosting infrastructure such as refrigeration, transportation, and warehouse equipment. This, in turn, helps food banks to accept and distribute more fresh food items safely and efficiently so they can better meet the needs of their community.

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CAPACITY GRANTS

+FRESH PROGRAM

+FRESH PROGRAM

Recognizing the important role fresh foods play in a nutritious diet, Food Banks Canada supports game-changing initiatives through our +Fresh Program, which is all about providing food banks with more healthy and hearty options such as fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, and dairy.

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+FRESH PROGRAM

FOOD GROWING

FOOD GROWING

Food banks are among the most innovative organizations in Canada, always thinking of new and creative ways to provide for those in need. From gardens and greenhouses to manufacturing, food banks are becoming a growing source for all-natural food solutions. 

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FOOD GROWING

FOOD MANUFACTURING

FOOD MANUFACTURING

Food Banks Canada has teamed up with The For GOOD Foundation to manufacture a variety of pantry staples such as peanut butter, rice, pasta sauce, canned legumes, and more. These foods are then packaged up and distributed to food bank clients across Canada.

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FOOD MANUFACTURING

LINK2FEED

LINK2FEED

Data can be a powerful tool to identify the root causes of food bank use across the country, which is why Food Banks Canada has invested in the expansion of Link2Feed nationwide. Approximately 65% of Canadian food banks are already using this innovative client intake software.

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LINK2FEED

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