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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Aug 13, 2020, 11:30 ET Food Banks Canada Welcomes the Federal Government's Investment of $11,358,529 in the Purchase and Distribution of Surplus Food

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - Food Banks Canada is extremely grateful to be selected to disseminate quality surplus food throughout our established, national distribution system, in...


Jul 10, 2020, 09:00 ET Desjardins Insurance and its Agents team up to support local food banks

More than $327,000 donated to community food banks and Food Banks Canada AURORA, ON, July 10, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Insurance and its Agent network have joined forces to support local...


Jun 15, 2020, 09:30 ET The Rogers Family Donates $20 Million to Food Banks Canada, the Largest One-Time Donation in History of the Charity

TORONTO, June 15, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, Food Banks Canada is announcing the largest single donation in its history, a one-time gift of $20 million from the Rogers family. "I can't even begin to stress...


May 12, 2020, 06:59 ET Food Banks Canada Launches Next Phase Campaign: 'I ATE' to Raise Remaining $70M in $150M Appeal

Food banks continue to combat the immediate need while they brace for the long-term impact of COVID-19 TORONTO, May 12, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, Food Banks Canada is announcing the next phase of its...


May 01, 2020, 08:00 ET More than $8 Million Now Raised for Food Banks Canada as a Result of STRONGER TOGETHER, TOUS ENSEMBLE

– Updated audience data indicates the most-watched (non-sports) Canadian-produced broadcast on record has now reached over 12 million viewers – Tags: #StrongerTogether #TousEnsemble @StrongerCanada...


Apr 27, 2020, 19:00 ET STRONGER TOGETHER, TOUS ENSEMBLE Raises Over $6 Million So Far for Food Banks Canada as Historic Broadcast Reaches 11.5 Million Canadians

– 90-minute special is the most-watched (non-sports) Canadian broadcast on record – – Canadians can still donate by texting COVID to 30333 and online at FoodBanksCanada.ca – – Now available on demand ...


Apr 03, 2020, 16:49 ET Food Banks Canada applauds the federal government's significant investment in food banks to deal with COVID-19 crisis

TORONTO, April 3, 2020 /CNW/ - Today's announcement from the federal government is welcomed with a sigh of relief from Food Banks Canada and the over 3,000 food banks and community agencies that come ...


Mar 31, 2020, 06:59 ET The Slaight Family Foundation donates over $3,000,000 to support food insecure Canadians during COVID-19 crisis

TORONTO, March 31, 2020 /CNW/ - Continuing their strategic philanthropic approach, The Slaight Family Foundation is donating over three million dollars to four organizations all focused on food. This ...


Mar 20, 2020, 17:27 ET Hudson's Bay Foundation To Donate $1M to Food Banks Canada and Kids Help Phone to Support Ongoing COVID-19 Response

Today, Hudson's Bay Foundation announced it will donate $1M in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The Foundation has partnered with Food Banks Canada and Kids Help Phone, each of whom will...


Mar 18, 2020, 06:59 ET Food Banks Canada Puts Call Out for $150M in Donations to Deal with the Impact of Coronavirus

TORONTO, March 18, 2020 /CNW/ - As concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic grow, Food Banks Canada is worried about the shortage of food supplies and loss of volunteers they desperately rely on due to...


Nov 12, 2019, 05:59 ET Report: Rate of Food Bank Use Among Single People Hits Record High

Nearly half of all visits are by single person households, driven by people with disabilities and those on pensions TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - The rate of food bank use has hit a record high...


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...