Food Banks

In our 13-city tour, Five Hole for Food currently supports the following food banks organizations:

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Calgary Interfaith Food Bank
The Calgary Food Bank is an emergency food distribution hub. They gather and distribute quality emergency food to individual Calgarians and the agencies and programs that serve them. They are able to provide food and resources every day because of the dedication and compassion of our volunteers.

Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower people to nourish themselves by providing access to healthy food, education and training. The GVFBS provides assistance to over 28,000 people weekly through 15 food depots and over 100 community agencies located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and North Vancouver. The GVFBS is committed to its vision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food for all and through community collaboration, is pro-actively working to help end hunger.

The Mustard Seed
The Mustard Seed is a non-profit organization fighting hunger and restoring faith in Greater Victoria. They provide many crucial services for any and all people in need. From food to friendship, they aim to meet the physical, relational, and spiritual needs of the whole person. They have an active weekday drop-in center that offers all sorts of services such as chapel, hair cutting, nursing, a clothing bank, access to home starter kits, and more.

Edmonton’s Food Bank
Each month, more than 15,000 people receive hampers from Edmonton’s Food Bank or one of the over 190 agencies, churches or food depots with which we are affiliated. The Food Bank also distributes food to more than 300,000 meals and snacks each month. Approximately 40 per cent of clients served are children under 18.

Regina Food Bank
The Regina Food Bank is a charitable community based organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education and advocacy in cooperation with the community. What is important to remember is that the Regina Food Bank is not a small group of individuals fighting hunger in our community. Rather, it is a vast web of threads connecting people, be they donors, volunteers, supporters or advocates. Every time you lend your support to the Food Bank, you become part of that web, and if we can connect enough of those threads together, we can create a net that will support our neighbours, who, like all of us, occasionally need a helping hand.

Siloam Mission

A connecting point between the compassionate and Winnipeg’s less fortunate, Siloam Mission is a Christian humanitarian agency offering programs and services at no charge to those experiencing homelessness.Siloam Mission alleviates the hardships of the poor and homeless, assists in transitioning them into self-sufficient and generous lifestyles, and advocates nationwide on their behalf.

Ottawa Food Bank
The Ottawa Food Bank was founded in the basement of the former police station on Waller Street in 1984. Originally intended to be temporary in nature, the Ottawa Food Bank has grown to become a staple food relief organization in the Region. Today, we support 140 emergency food programs that feed approximately 48,000 people per month – 37 per cent of whom are children.

Second Harvest
Second Harvest is the largest food rescue program in Canada. Since 1985, Second Harvest has been picking up donated, surplus food, which would otherwise go to waste, and delivering that food to community agencies in Toronto. Currently, Second Harvest delivers rescued food to over 200 community agencies.

Moisson Montreal
Ensure an optimal food supply to the community organizations that provide assistance to people in crisis on the island of Montréal and foster the developpement of sustainable solutions to ensure food security are the two major objectives for Moisson Montreal.

Community Food Sharing Association
The Community Food Sharing Association was restructured in 1992, becoming the central collection and distribution point for over 56 member agencies throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

Community Food Basket
The Community Food Basket of Saint John is a food bank to serve the needs of the people of the Inner City and South End by caring and sharing. Food & Money donations are readily accepted. We receive no government funding and are completely run by volunteers.

Feed Nova Scotia
Feed Nova Scotia is a charitable organization that helps feed hungry people by collecting and distributing food to more than 150 member agency food banks and meal programs, while at the same time striving to eliminate chronic hunger and poverty through research, awareness and support programs.

Upper Room Hospitality Ministry
The Upper Room Hospitality Ministry was established in 1984, when the soup kitchen first opened its doors. In 1986, the Food Bank was opened to distribute food to needy families. Both facilities are run by volunteers and paid staff, and rely exclusively on donations of food and funds. The Upper Room Hospitality Ministry is a non-profit, non-denominational organization.

In past events, we have also supported:

Barrie Food Bank
Windsor Downtown Mission
Austin Food Bank
Kelowna Food Bank
Winnipeg Harvest
Surrey Food Bank
Food Bank for New York City
West End Food Bank
Richmond Food Bank
Nanaimo Loaves and Fishes Food Bank 
Langley Food Bank
Trail Food Bank (Kate’s Kitchen)
Powell River Food Bank
Salmon Arm Salvation Army Food Bank
Port Alberni Food Bank
Chilliwack Salvation Army Food Bank
Vernon Food Bank
Feed the Valley
Cowichan Valley Basket Society
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

 

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