Giving Tuesday comes on the heels of the biggest single shopping weekend of the year. Black Friday may open our wallets, but will Giving Tuesday open our hearts? With food bank visits in 2023 surpassing the highest levels in Canadian history – at nearly 2 million monthly visits (including over 600,000 visits by children in a given month) – Giving Tuesday means more this year than ever before. In fact, food bank visits are up a staggering 78% since before the pandemic.


Help Food Banks Canada by giving what you can at between November 28th and December 1st. Partnering up to help contribute even more, Skip The Dishes will match all donations up to $100,000 to make every dollar count even more this year.

Every Giving Tuesday show of support and dollars received help provide more food to nourish people and families in need. Visit to learn more about its mission to end hunger in Canada. There are hungry mouths to feed coast to coast. You can help advocate for change with governments and get in touch with your local food bank to donate time or food.

What does that look like? Maybe it’s writing letters and emails to your local MP and councillors. Perhaps it’s sharing your next donation to encourage others to follow suit. Another wonderful idea is to invite friends to bring non-perishable food items to your next party or event.

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Pasta sauce + dry pasta are always welcome items to donate

The most needed items to Food Banks Canada:

  • pasta and pasta sauces
  • canned fish and meats
  • canned beans and soups
  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • meat alternatives
  • dairy products
  • rice and whole grain cereals,
  • infant foods, formula and diapers
  • bathroom tissue and personal hygiene products

To find out more, donate, or volunteer your time, visit for more information.