What We Do

Our mission is to strengthen communities by providing food banks with food, resources, and solutions that address both short and long-term food insecurity.

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What We Do

Food & Funding

From moving millions of pounds of food through our distribution network to providing fresh food and capacity-building opportunities to 125 food bank members, we are dedicated to supporting communities through innovative programs and initiatives.

FOOD PROGRAMS
FUNDING PROGRAMS

Research & Public Education

The OAFB is Ontario’s leader in province-wide hunger research.  In collaboration with our network, Food Banks Canada, and experts in food insecurity, we release our Hunger Report every December.  The OAFB also runs public education campaigns and special events throughout the year. 

OUR RESEARCH

Member Support

Being a part of the OAFB network means you’re connected to like-minded people and organizations.  You also gain access to a number of exclusive food and funding programs that help you fulfill your mission of assisting those in need more effectively.

BECOME A MEMBER

Our Partners in Feeding Change

We couldn’t do what we do alone. Thanks to the support of our generous partners, we are able to provide 8 million pounds of food to our network of food banks each year.

 

Our Partners

HOW OUR NETWORK WORKS

1. Donation

We secure large-scale food donations from the food and grocery industry as well as Ontario’s agricultural sector.

FOOD PROGRAMS
DONATE FOOD
OUR FOOD PARTNERS

2. Allocation

We offer the fresh and non-perishable food donations to our network through SNAP (Smarter Needs Allocation Program), software created generously for us by IBM.

ABOUT SNAP

3. Transportation

Our dedicated transportation partners move the product across the province to our member food banks.

OUR TRANSPORTATION PARTNERS

 

4. Food Banks

Food banks provide the nutritious food to people in need, and track the impact of their services through Link2Feed. 

FIND A FOOD BANK
LEARN ABOUT LINK2FEED