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Feeding Hope Amid Cost-of-Living Crisis
In 2023, Canada witnessed unprecedented levels of food insecurity, reaching the highest point ever recorded.
This crisis was fueled by a cost-of-living surge, with inflation hitting its peak for the first time in four decades. The escalating prices of basic necessities pushed many, who were barely making ends meet, into dire straits. Consequently, numerous individuals, who previously never considered seeking assistance, found themselves at the doors of food banks.
Our food bank, alongside others across Canada, experienced unsustainable growth. Compared to 2022, we saw a 35% rise in our service users,
totaling an astonishing 32,016 unique visits in 2023.
The demand continues to grow; as of January 2024, we assist an average of 120 people daily, distribute over 770 hampers monthly, and support more than 20 local agencies and programs including our school meal/snack program with SD42.
To maintain our mission of preventing hunger in our community, we urgently need your support.
We warmly welcome food donations and monetary contributions, which enable us to provide essential items to those in need.
As part of our mission to combat hunger and support the well-being of our community members, we are proud to facilitate and encourage food drives that play a crucial role in stocking our shelves with nutritious food options for those in need. Through your generous donations and active participation, we can ensure that no one in our community goes hungry.
Food drives, organized by individuals, businesses, schools, and other groups, are a testament to the power of collective action. They not only provide essential food items to those facing food insecurity but also strengthen the bonds within our community, fostering a spirit of generosity and mutual support.
Below, you will find all the information you need to successfully organize a food drive, including guidelines for planning, promoting and executing your event in accordance with health and safety protocols. We also offer resources to help you understand the types of food donations that are most needed and how to deliver your collected donations to the food bank.
Whether you are looking to host a one-time event or a recurring food drive, your efforts make a significant difference. Thank you for choosing to support the Friends In Need Food Bank. Together, we can create a stronger, healthier community for everyone.
Let's make a positive impact - one food drive at a time!
Food Drive Protocol
Food Drive Health & Safety Protocol