Canada Food Banks

14,178,252 Visits Will Be Made To Canadian Food Banks This Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Impact

More people across the country are using food banks compared to last year, and according to a recent report, over 14 million visits will be made to Ca...

When You Donate Food, Don't Just Give the Cans You Can't Stomach

Darlena Cunha | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Impact
Darlena Cunha

It's important to be mindful when you give. Next time you attend a function where people ask for a donation for charity don't reach for the minute rice or the wax beans that you know you're not going to eat -- reach for your favourite tin of soup, or a jug of real juice or some healthy pasta, and consider how much MORE receiving that kind of generosity will mean to someone who does need the help.

More than a Food Bank

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Ontario Association of Food Banks

Food banks started in Canada many years ago as what is often described as a "band-aid solution" to the growing issue of hunger. Food banks were supposed to be temporary, local groups that fed the poor, while the government developed the official resolution to this societal problem. Unfortunately, this resolution was never found, and food banks are now a staple in each corner of Canada. Believe me when I say that food banks do not want to be in business. As a provincial association, a large part of our focus is on advocating on behalf of food banks and the clients that we serve. There is a reason that people are hungry, and it is not because of a lack of food in this country.

Guess Who Else Is Getting Hurt By The NHL Lockout

CP | Nelson Wyatt and Paul Chiasson, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Impact

MONTREAL - The National Hockey League lockout isn't just frustrating fans of Canada's national sport — it's also putting a pinch on some food banks....

5 Ways To Help A Food Bank This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.06.2012 | Canada Impact

If you feel like giving a little extra this holiday season, your local food bank probably could use a hand or two. In the month of March, over 800...