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The food crisis in Canada

With food prices on the rise your support is needed more than ever

Food prices are up over 11% across Canada this year.

In Indigenous communities, food prices were already 2.5 times higher than the national average.

52% of First Nations households with children have difficulty putting enough food on the table.

You donation will help build
resilience in Canada

With the help of our donors, last year we delivered/supported:

869,975

school meals

14,347

children, adults and Elders

31

Indigenous
communities

School Nutrition

3,379

children fed

Local Food Systems

768

people involved

Land-Based Education

1,249

people engaged

Nutrition Education

2,206

people trained

Give today to help us support more children and families

You can help children like Zoe in Canada grow food and learn to eat from the land.

"I've also learned a lot about food that grows within our native lands. I enjoy harvesting wild foods like leeks, morels, puffballs and apples. I also like to go partridge hunting with my Papa. Sometimes, we are able to give some of the food that we’ve gathered to other people in the community"
- Zoe, 14, Canada

The food crisis internationally

With more people going hungry your support is needed more than ever

Global food prices are up 80%, this is due to the pandemic, supply chain disruptions, climate change, economic conditions, and conflict.

828 million people were affected by hunger in 2021.

Hunger is on the rise. 46 million more people were affected by hunger in 2021 compared to 2020 and 150 million more when compared to 2019.

Your donation will
inspire hope internationally

With the help of our donors, last year we delivered/supported:

1,277,256

meals

133,045

people

80

communities

Food
Security

5,751

people received agriculture training

1,224

people received nutrition training

Livelihoods

1,206 NEW

new members of income saving & credit group

1,822

people received business skills/VSLA training

Children's
Education

2,565

students received school supplies

3,974

students involved in youth groups (incl. SRHR)

Gender Equality

6,538 TOTAL

members of income, saving & credit groups

8 out of 10

are women

Give today to help us support more children and families

You can help women like Affini grow more food, increase their livelihood and help their children thrive.

“We have enough food to eat throughout the year. No more skipping meals and sometimes going to bed on empty stomach. Also, I sold some [produce] to meet their educational needs. Thus, I bought notes books, and shoes for three of my children in basic school just last month from the sale of maize.”

Making a greater impact

2,147,231 meals
Almost 3x more than the year before

111,769
Meals provided through food hampers

2,035,462
Meals provided through school nutrition programs

Delivering results for children

Canadian Feed The Children is an award-winning registered Canadian charity focused on food security and transforming local food systems for long-term sustainability.

We partner with 111 communities in Canada, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda.

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Give today to feed and nourish children

These are tough times. And in times like these, it's often children who suffer the most. Your donation will deliver impact for children and families and provide them with a world of hope.

Give a Matched Donation

Give a 2X Matched one-time donation and join a global community in the fight against child hunger. You can dedicate your donation in memoriam or in honour of a loved one.

Give a Matched Donation

Donate Monthly

Give monthly to feed children daily. Our Everyday Hero monthly giving program incurs the lowest admin costs, ensuring more of your money goes to where it's needed the most.

Donate Monthly

Give a Matched Gift

Give a 2X Matched tangible gift such as a community garden, school meals or a community soup kitchen to help families become food secure.

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Sponsor a child

Sponsor a child to provide children with better nutrition and education while livelihood initiatives help their parents and communities to create long-term, sustainable change.

Sponsor a Child

Frequently asked questions

What are my payment options?

You can make an online donation to CFTC using MasterCard, Visa, American Express or PayPal. You can also donate by calling 1-800-387-1221 between 9am – 5pm EST, Monday to Friday.

Can I 'designate' my donation to a specific country?

Yes. The online donation form gives you the option to designate your donation to one of our five countries of operation in Bolivia, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana or Uganda.

How can I stay up-to-date on the impact of my donation?

We invite you to listen to our new podcast, First Comes Food, where we explore the surprising ways communities are feeding children and families in the face of a global food crisis. Donors also receive our monthly eNewsletter highlighting the latest success stories ‘from the field’. You can also come online whenever you like to read our blog or download donor publications.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my charity donation?

Yes, all charity donations to CFTC are tax receipted. When you donate online, you will receive an immediate charitable tax receipt in PDF format by email. When you donate by phone, you can choose to receive an electronic receipt or have one mailed to you, usually within two weeks. Canadian Feed The Children’s charitable registration number is 11883 0983 RR0001. See the Government of Canada’s policy statement for charitable tax receipts for more information about charity tax receipts.

Is Canadian Feed The Children affiliated with a specific religion?

Canadian Feed The Children has no religious affiliation. While we may work with local partners who are affiliated with a specific religion, we are dedicated to helping children regardless of their race, religion or gender.

Does Canadian Feed The Children belong to a 'parent' organization?

Canadian Feed The Children was founded in Canada in 1984 as an independent international development agency and we still remain that way today.

Give today to help us support more children and families

First Comes Food

A podcast by Canadian Feed The Children

First Comes Food is a podcast that explores the surprising ways communities are feeding children and families in the face of a global food crisis. Join us on our journey through Indigenous food forests in Saskatchewan, farming communities in African countries and early childhood community programs in Bolivia and meet the people who are growing food security for everyone. Listen to the first episode below.

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