food banks

Progress being made to stabilize food prices in Canada falling on skeptical ears

Progress being made to stabilize food prices in Canada falling on skeptical ears

Feb 29, 2024 | 5:05pm
Canada’s industry minister was defending the government’s actions on trying to force the country’s big grocers to help stabilize food prices.   The Commons Ag Committee is almost done studying the issue for a second time, and on Tuesday Francois Philip Champagne spent an hour trying to convince the committee, progress is being made. “This is […]
USask research helps tackle food insecurity through donation of soup mix to food banks

USask research helps tackle food insecurity through donation of soup mix to food banks

Dec 21, 2023 | 1:48pm
In a joint effort to address the pressing issue of food insecurity in Saskatchewan, over 15,000 Farm2Kitchen soup mix packages have been distributed in food hampers by the Regina Food Bank and the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. The announcement comes after a collaborative effort between the USask College of Agriculture and Bioresources, the […]
FCC marking 20 years of Drive Away Hunger with $1 million match program

FCC marking 20 years of Drive Away Hunger with $1 million match program

Sep 22, 2023 | 1:40pm
For the last two decades, Drive Away Hunger has brought the agriculture and food industries together to support food banks and food security programs. As the program hits its 20th year, Farm Credit Canada, which is responsible for the program, announced that it will match up to $1 million in new donations to food security […]

New study highlights growing food insecurity in Canada

Jan 16, 2023 | 1:02pm

  A new study out this month says reliance on food banks and other charities could increase by 60 percent this year. More than 1300 Canadian food charity groups were surveyed at the end of last year by Second Harvest,Canada’s largest food rescue organization. CEO Lori Nikkel says we might be in a new year, […]

Survey suggests 20 per cent of Canadians skipping meals to cut down on food costs

Oct 31, 2022 | 6:40am

Laurie O’Connor says more people in Saskatoon are struggling to get food for themselves and their families as the prices in grocery stores rise out of reach. A newly released Canada-wide survey found people in the Prairie provinces were much more likely to have used emergency measures like food banks or a community fridge. The […]

Viterra provides major support for Sask Food Banks

Jul 20, 2021 | 1:23pm

  The food banks across Saskatchewan have received a big boost from a fund-raiser campaign matched by Viterra. Last month Viterra matched any donation to a maximum of 100 thousand dollars. The food banks raised 150 thousand dollars, bringing last months total to 250 thousand dollars. The executive director of Food Banks of Saskatchewan, Laurie […]

Sask. Stock Growers launch annual Beef Drive for food banks

Nov 3, 2020 | 4:50am

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association has launched its annual beef drive for Food Banks across this province. General Manager Chad MacPherson says this years goal is to donate 10,000 pounds of ground beef to the 32 food banks in Saskatchewan. MacPherson says producers launched the initiative to give back to those in need of nutritious, […]

Sask dairy producers make major donation to Sask food banks

Apr 22, 2020 | 9:19am

  Saskatchewan Dairy producers are donating products from 175 thousand litres of milk to food banks across the province. The closure of restaurants from covid-19 caused reduced demand for dairy products. Producers were forced to dump a small percentage of milk for about a week and a half across Western Canada. SaskMilk policy and research […]

Sask Milk producers hoping to make huge donation to food banks

Apr 9, 2020 | 8:21am

Efforts are underway for Saskatchewan milk producers to donate hundreds of thousands of litres of milk products to local food banks. The covid-19 pandemic has closed restaurants, reducing demand for dairy products and forcing producers to dump some milk. SaskMilk manager of policy and research, Joy Smith, says steps are being taken for significant donations […]

FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign runs Wednesday and Thursday in Sask

Oct 9, 2019 | 7:30am

Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger campaign is being held Wednesday and Thursday across Saskatchewan. The FCC will be collecting donated food at various locations in Moose Jaw and Yorkton Wednesday for local food banks. In Regina and Humboldt, the campaign goes Thursday. The goal in Regina is to raise 387 thousand meals, the number […]