This additional emergency funding will help to ensure continued access to food for people experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • All funding must be dedicated to ensuring continued access to food for people experiencing food insecurity during COVID-19
  • Support purchases of food/costs associated with the distribution of food in an emergency context
  • Projects should occur between April 2022and September 30, 202

Eligible Applicants

  • Provincial associations
  • Affiliate food banks (member of a provincial association)
  • Agencies of affiliate food banks (agency of a food bank)
  • Food banks and food security organizations located in a territory (NT, NU, YT)
  • Non-affiliate food banks will be considered if they aren’t eligible for other funding opportunities (see below)
  • Priority will be given to organizations that are led by and/or primarily serving black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour
  • Food banks and other food security organizations that are incorporated as a non-profit entity or whose application is being sponsored by an incorporated non-profit entity

Eligible Expenses

  • Food and meals (bulk food purchases, gift cards, vouchers)
  • Food distribution expenses, including:
    • Wages (i.e., hiring additional staff to help manage increased needs)
    • Capital investments
    • Transportation
    • Storage
    • The purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE)

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Funds available are estimated at:

  • Under $25, 000
  • $25,000 to $74, 999
  • Over $75, 000

Deadline: May 11, 2022

Commitment Date: April 26

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