Food Banks Canada Food Banks Canada supports a unique network of over 3,000 food-related organizations in every province and territory that assists close to 850,000 Canadians each month. Together our network shares over 200 million pounds of essential safe quality food annually, provides social programs that help to foster self-sufficiency, and advocates for policy change that will help create a Canada where no one goes hungry. Visit foodbankscanada.ca for more information.

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May 08, 2019, 09:00 ET What happens to children 'After the Bell' rings?

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - School breakfast, lunch and after school programs provide much needed support, but where do those children go in July and August? After the last school bell rings ...


Feb 05, 2019, 09:00 ET Food Banks Canada for First-Time Releases HungerCount Digital Report for all Access

Canada's Only Comprehensive Report on Food Bank Usage & Hunger Addresses that "Numbers Remain Unacceptable" in its New Digital Report TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Food Banks Canada released today...


Sep 12, 2018, 09:00 ET Food Banks Canada Recognizes Outstanding Corporate Leaders

Corporate supporters recognized for their commitment to addressing the issue of hunger in Canada MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Food Banks Canada announces the recipients of its 2018...


Sep 05, 2018, 10:00 ET Some Choices are Harder for Canadians Who Face Food Insecurity

Food Banks Canada asks the public to support Hunger Action Month in Canada MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - This year, Food Banks Canada is working in collaboration with the Ontario Association ...


May 16, 2018, 06:00 ET Challenge Summer Hunger with Food Banks Canada's Every Plate Full Campaign

TORONTO, May 16, 2018 /CNW/ - With close to one million Canadians in need of food banks during the summer months, Food Banks Canada's Every Plate Full campaign is highlighting that while the winter...


Apr 24, 2018, 06:00 ET What happens 'After the Bell' rings?

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 24, 2018 /CNW/ - Each month, over 307,000 Canadian children turn to food banks in Canada for help. School breakfast, lunch and after school programs provide much needed...


Apr 19, 2018, 08:00 ET Food Banks Canada announces $2.8 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to build the Canadian food bank network

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Food Banks Canada announced a generous, $2.8 million dollar grant from the Walmart Foundation, investing in vital support of the Canadian food banking network. ...


Feb 28, 2018, 14:11 ET Food Banks Canada welcomes the new Canada Workers Benefit

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Food Banks Canada is encouraged to see the announcement of the new Canada Workers Benefit in the 2018 federal budget. This positive step responds to...


Dec 15, 2017, 10:55 ET Food Banks Canada Board of Directors Appoints New CEO

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Food Banks Canada announces Christopher (Chris) Hatch as the new Chief Executive Officer of Food Banks Canada, effective January 8th,...


Nov 15, 2017, 07:00 ET The French's® Brand Kicks Off the Holiday Season by Donating Over 1.25 Million Meals to Support Food Banks of Canada

The French's brand, part of McCormick & Company, today announces the start of their second annual 1 Bottle = 1 Meal campaign with the Food Banks of Canada. From now through December 2017, for every...


Oct 25, 2017, 14:17 ET Food Banks Canada Applauds New Federal Supports for Vulnerable Canadians

Increased supports for low income workers and families with children will have positive impacts MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Food Banks Canada commends Finance Minister Bill Morneau and the ...


Sep 13, 2017, 16:28 ET Think Canadians Don't Go Hungry? Food banks across the country are asking Canadians to think again during Hunger Awareness Week

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Food banks in Canada are marking Hunger Awareness Week from September 18th through the 22nd to raise awareness of the fact that each month, more than 860,000...


Jun 28, 2017, 16:46 ET Food Banks Canada recognizes national food banking award recipients for their innovation and excellence

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Food Banks Canada presented the National Food Bank Awards to recognize the outstanding contributions to food banking in Canada. The awards were presented at the ...


Jun 15, 2017, 11:53 ET Food Banks Canada Honours Outstanding Canadian Corporate Leaders

Corporate supporters recognized for their commitment to address the issue of hunger in Canada MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Food Banks Canada announces the recipients of its annual 2017...


May 18, 2017, 13:35 ET Food Banks Canada's #EveryPlateFull campaign encourages Canadians to "Give Money - Give Food" to end summer hunger in Canada

From May 23 to June 9, food banks across the country are participating in order to fill their shelves with essential food. MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 18, 2017 /CNW/ - With 26 million plates needed to help...


Mar 21, 2017, 05:05 ET Food Banks Canada announces landmark $2.6 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to build capacity in the Canadian food bank network

$2.6 million grant joins a previous grant of $2 million to Food Banks Canada totaling $4.6 million from the Walmart Foundation to directly support capacity building efforts for food banks to acquire...


Nov 15, 2016, 09:45 ET Increasing food bank use shows urgent need for federal action on poverty

Food Banks Canada releases HungerCount 2016, the only comprehensive report on food bank use and hunger in Canada OTTAWA, Nov. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - The number of people accessing Canadian food banks...


Nov 14, 2016, 09:55 ET /R E P E A T -- News Conference Advisory - HungerCount 2016 will present troubling new data on food bank use in Canada/

Food Banks Canada to call on governments to act now to address root causes of the increasing need for food banks MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - News media are invited to attend a news...


Nov 10, 2016, 08:45 ET News Conference Advisory - HungerCount 2016 will present troubling new data on food bank use in Canada

Food Banks Canada to call on governments to act now to address root causes of the increasing need for food banks MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - News media are invited to attend a news...


Sep 15, 2016, 10:54 ET This Hunger Awareness Week, Let's Draw the Line on Hunger

September 19 – 23, 2016 MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Food bank use across Canada is 26 per cent higher than during the 2008 economic downturn. This is an unacceptable fact in a country as...


Jun 10, 2016, 08:24 ET Food Banks Canada Recognizes Outstanding Canadian Corporate Leaders

Corporate supporters honoured for their commitment to address hunger in Canada MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Food Banks Canada announces the recipients of its annual 2016 Corporate Donor...


May 11, 2016, 15:31 ET Loblaw Spring Food Drive Breaks Record

Customers support local food banks with record cash donations to Loblaw 2016 Spring Food Drive BRAMPTON, ON, May 11, 2016 /CNW/ - (TSX:L) - This Spring, food banks across Canada were recipients of an ...


May 02, 2016, 07:00 ET Food Banks Canada is Appealing to Canadians to Support Food Banks During #EveryPlateFull Campaign

Food banks across the country are raising food and funds to ensure shelves are stocked for the summer TORONTO, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - In its second year, the #EveryPlateFull campaign, is once again...


Nov 17, 2015, 06:30 ET Economic struggles push food bank use higher in 2015

Canada's food banks look to new federal government to implement solutions OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Food bank use has increased for the second consecutive year, and continues to hover at record...


Nov 16, 2015, 08:45 ET News Conference Advisory - HungerCount 2015 will reveal alarming snapshot of food bank use across the country

Canada's food banks look to new federal government to implement solutions MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - News media are invited to attend a news conference where Food Banks Canada will...