Over 840,000 Canadians use a food bank each month and close to 4 million Canadians live in food insecure households. Food Banks Canada, and its network of 500 community food banks, is tackling this issue head on.
As part of our commitment to promoting healthy living in Canadian communities, Egg Farmers of Canada is a proud partner of Food Banks Canada. For more than two decades Canadian egg farmers have supported Food Banks Canada in their mission to relieve hunger by donating more than 1 million eggs each year.
Most recently, Egg Farmers of Canada and Food Banks Canada welcomed guests at a unique, 1950’s style pop-up diner in downtown Ottawa. Farmers were on-hand serving sandwiches made with fresh, local Canadian ingredients. Guests who visited the Downtown Diner were encouraged to make a donation to Food Banks Canada.
Eggs are a natural, fresh, source of high-quality protein and have 14 important nutrients such as vitamin B12, vitamin A, iron and folate. Through our work with Food Banks Canada we are helping more Canadians have access to a whole, protein-dense food and the nutrients they need to live a healthy life.
About Food Banks Canada
Food Banks Canada is the national charitable organization representing and supporting the food bank community across Canada. Our membership and their respective agencies serve approximately 85% of people accessing essential food programs nationwide.
For more information visit foodbankscanada.ca.