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Relieving hunger today. Preventing hunger tomorrow.

Food Banks Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. We support a network of Provincial Associations, affiliate food banks, and food agencies that work at the community level to relieve hunger. Our work is focused on maximizing collective impact, strengthening local capacity, and reducing the need for food banks.

National Programs

National Programs

We offer several programs that help food banks enhance their ability to acquire a safe and steady supply of nutritious food and distribute it to people in their communities.

Gardens & Growing Program

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The Community Gardens Program gives food bank recipients greater access to fresh foods and food-growing skills by funding community garden and greenhouse programs within the food bank network.

HungerCount 2018

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Explore the key issues that we’re currently working on to help improve the situation of low income Canadians.

Get to Know Our Network

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Every day, the 10 Provincial Associations and more than 500 Affiliate food banks help struggling Canadians put food on the table.

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Hunger Facts



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