Donating Nutritious Food to the Food Bank

If you are thinking of making a food bank donation, please consider these nutritious items in this handy list.

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What is a Market Food Bank?

At the Compass, their mission is: “Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow”. People come for food and find so much more.

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Poverty won’t be solved by good intentions alone

A forthcoming poverty reduction strategy must be permanent, have measurable targets, and real funding behind it.

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Food Banker Spotlight – Meghan Nicholls

This month, our spotlight is on Meghan Nicholls from The Mississauga Food Bank in Mississauga, ON.

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An Inspirational Challenge for the Canadian Members of IATSE

In 2015, IATSE participated in the first annual Every Plate Full Challenge.

Donating Nutritious Food to the Food Bank

Donating Nutritious Food to the Food Bank

If you are thinking of making a food bank donation, please consider these nutritious items in this handy list.

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Representatives Against Hunger – An Important Step to Raise Awareness

We are asking elected representatives and their staff to engage in a different, yet equally important step towards reducing hunger in Canada.

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What is a Market Food Bank?

The Compass is set up like a small store that we call “The Market”. The shelves are stocked with a variety of goods, all arranged to replicate the appearance of a traditional retail grocery store.

The Value of a Volunteer

The Value of a Volunteer

Volunteering means different things to different people. Margaret, for instance, initially got involved because she had free time she wanted to fill and thought since the food bank was close to her apartment, it might be a good thing to do.

Hunger Facts

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38%

of food distributed by Canadian food banks is fresh (eg. milk, eggs, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, bread)

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Over 860,000 Canadians

use a food bank each month - you could fill the Roger's Centre 17 times

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1 in 6 people

assisted by food banks are employed

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1 in 4

households pays more than it can afford for housing

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156,000

Canadians in rural communities rely on a food bank

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Our Provincial Associations

We are pleased to work closely with 10 provincial associations and over 500 food banks

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