The vision of Food Banks Canada, one of Donate a Car Canada’s partnering charities, is to see a Canada where no one goes hungry. They work to relieve and prevent hunger every day, from coast to coast, and they will capably stretch every donation dollar that they receive!
Visit the Food Banks Canada website for informative and challenging facts about hunger in our country. Or, visit the FBC Facebook page for up-to-the-minute news, articles, and inspiration on how each of us can make a difference.
If donating your car is a future consideration, and you want to know how to help your neighbors, now:
Five common Food Bank requests:
- dry pasta and sauce
- canned meats and fish
- meat alternatives like peanut butter
- canned vegetables without added sodium, and
- hot and cold cereal
Five other ideas for foods that might be overlooked:
- Whole grains such as farro, spelt, barley and brown or wild rice are high in fibre and contain iron and magnesium. They can be added to soup, chili and salad
- Baby formula and cereal and pureed fruit and veggies are needed by children for optimal development
- Inexpensive and versatile lentils are a source of protein and high in fibre. Theyre easy to cook and dont require soaking first
- Milk, and alternatives like powdered milk or fortified shelf-stable almond, soy and rice milk, are a source of calcium and vitamins D and A
- Canned fruit packed in water, with no added sugar, is a source of vitamin C
When possible choose unbreakable containers; glass jars dont always survive transport.