Canadian Association of Food Banks

Canadian Association of Food Banks

November 01, 2007 11:00 ET

Canadian Association of Food Banks: New Study Shows Usage of Food Banks in Canada Remains Unacceptably High

Need for food banks exists in every province and territory, cities and small communities

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2007) -

Attention: Assignment, News, Public Policy Editors



What: The Canadian Association of Food Banks (CAFB) invites
news media to attend the release of HungerCount 2007 - the
only national annual survey of food banks and emergency
food programs use in Canada.

Why: CAFB representatives will reveal the current national portrait
of food bank use and issue a call-to-action to all levels of
government to develop long-term strategies to end poverty and
food insecurity in our rich country.

Who: Katharine Schmidt, Executive Director, CAFB
Ed Borkowski, Chair of the Board, CAFB
Micky Fraterman, CAFB (Frantais)
Peter Tilley, Executive Director, The Ottawa Food Bank

When: November 8, 2007, 11:00 a.m.

Where: Charles Lynch Theatre (130S), Centre Block
Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

  • Canadian Association of Food Banks
    Micky Fraterman
    (416) 203-9241 X28 or Toll Free: 1-877-535-0958
    (416) 203-9244 (FAX)
    Email: info@cafb-acba.ca
    Website: www.cafb-acba.ca
    or
    Canadian Association of Food Banks
    Jean-Paul Brasseur
    (613) 830-4766