immediate goal is to
feed hungry people.
Our ultimate goal is to eliminate
chronic hunger and alleviate poverty.
are some facts about Food Banks and Canada
first food bank in Canada opened in 1981. Today there are
635 food banks across the country with an additional 2000
agencies helping hungry people nationwide.
nine per cent of food recipients are children and estimates
suggest that almost sixty per cent of households accessing
food banks are families with children;
banks are not just in urban centres - 214 food banks operate
in communities of less than 10,000 people.
food banks provide a three to four day supply of groceries
and limit requests for assistance to once per month.
food banks give more than just food - food banks also provide
advocacy services for people in need, helping them with
landlord-tenant issues, income assistance applications,
training programs, etc.