Improving Access to Essential Food Support

The federal government is providing $100 million to national, regional, and local organizations across Canada to:

  • Purchase, transport and distribute food and other basic necessities
  • hire temporary help to fill volunteer shortages
  • implement safety measures, such as the purchase of personal protective equipment, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among volunteers and clients.

These organizations – including but not limited to Food Banks Canada, Salvation Army, Second Harvest, Community Food Centres Canada, and Breakfast Club of Canada – will work with partners to meet the urgent food needs of Canadians.