BEYOND FOOD


Helping people in need, goes well beyond the scope of food.

While food banks exist to offer vital assistance to individuals and families experiencing financial hardships, food isn’t the only thing they provide. Many also serve as vital community hubs where people can connect to services and supports they might not normally have access to.

Food alone won’t solve hunger

Which is why Food Banks Canada is working with the network to address the underlying issues that send people to food banks in the first place.

Research suggests that better outcomes can be achieved for people experiencing food insecurity when food banks are integrated with community resource centres.1 That’s why community leaders and volunteers across the network of food banks are committed to providing clients with access to wrap-around support services, such as program referrals and tax clinics.

PROMOTING FOOD SECURITY THROUGH EMPLOYMENT READINESS

In 2017, Edmonton’s Food Bank established its Beyond Food program to provide clients with non-food services that will help them build their skills and find gainful employment.

 

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PROMOTING FOOD SECURITY THROUGH EMPLOYMENT READINESS

EXPANDING FREE TAX FILING TO FIGHT INEQUALITY

To help more individuals living with low incomes file their tax returns and access the benefits that they deserve, Food Banks Canada is collaborating with the network of food banks as well as our corporate sponsor, KPMG Canada, to offer free tax return clinics through the National Tax Clinic program.

 

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EXPANDING FREE TAX FILING TO FIGHT INEQUALITY

INTEGRATED SUPPORTS AND SERVICES BRIDGE THE GAP TO INDEPENDENCE AND SELF SUFFICIENCY

Community Care of St.Catharines & Thorold has been meeting the needs of the less advantaged in their community since 1919. 

 

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INTEGRATED SUPPORTS AND SERVICES BRIDGE THE GAP TO INDEPENDENCE AND SELF SUFFICIENCY

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN GO BEYOND FOOD IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

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