Hunger doesn't just take place overseas – it also happens in our own backyard. Job loss, disability or underemployment are just a few reasons which may force a person to utilize a food bank. Every month, 850,000 people use a food bank in Canada and 36% of food bank users are children and youth, who need good nutrition in order to learn and grow.
Food banks continue to be essential in Canada because of poverty; without a basic income, Canadians are unable to access safe, good-quality and nutritious food. Food banks are pillars within communities and provide other forms of support than just food to people facing an urgent need. Many have programs and services such as skills training, community kitchens and job searching. Food banks rely on donations in order to meet their communities’ needs, so please consider giving today.
More About FOOD BANKS CANADA
Our Vision: A Canada where no one goes hungry.
Our Mission: We provide national leadership to relieve hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow in collaboration with the food bank network in Canada.
Food Banks Canada is a national charitable organization representing the food bank community across Canada. Together with a network of more than 500 food banks and 3000 agencies, we serve approximately 85% of people accessing emergency food programs nationwide. Our mission is to meet the short term need for food and find long-term solutions to reduce hunger.