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Emergency Food Security Fund

Initial funding

In April 2020, the Government of Canada announced up to $100 million through the Emergency Food Security Fund to Canadian food banks and other national food rescue organizations to help improve access to food for people experiencing food insecurity in Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funds were used to:

How the funds were distributed

The Government worked with Food Banks Canada, Second Harvest, Community Food Centres Canada, Breakfast Club of Canada, Salvation Army, and La Tablée des Chefs to distribute funding to regional agencies that have an established food aid distribution network for providing food to those in need.

Additional funding

On October 9, 2020, the Government of Canada announced an additional $100 million to further support food security. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) was provided with $30 million from this funding to bolster its Indigenous Community Support Fund. With the remaining funding, the Government will continue to work with the same six organizations to ensure food reaches those in need.

Contact Information

Organizations seeking assistance should reach out to the organizations below to obtain emergency aid.

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