Government of Canada announces support for food banks and local food organizations

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: April 3, 2020

Categories: Food in the News / GoodFoodBites

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today, April 3, 2020, an investment of $100 million to improve access to food for Canadians facing social, economic, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Many Canadians rely on food banks and local food organizations to feed their families and find support in hard times,” says Trudeau. “Now, with more Canadians turning to these supports, and donations and available volunteers decreasing, they need our help more than ever. Today, we are giving food agencies the support they need to keep helping Canadians through this difficult time.”

The Government of Canada will provide funding to national, regional, and local organizations across Canada that are able to reach people and communities experiencing food insecurity.

Funding will be delivered through the Government of Canada’s Local Food Infrastructure Fund, which was launched in the summer of 2019.

Read more in the news release here.