Fact Sheet: AAFC $200 million Emergency Food Security Fund
COVID-19 is having a major impact on the operation of organizations working to improve food security and, above all, it has intensified the food needs of the most vulnerable people.
In April, the Government launched the first round of funding under the $200 million Emergency Food Security Fund to support national, regional, and local organizations across Canada that are able to reach people and communities experiencing food insecurity and who have been impacted by COVID-19. This Fund supports the purchase and distribution of food and other necessities on an emergency basis across the country.
To date, this emergency funding has supported 1,856 individual projects in communities across Canada.
Under the first $100 million, the Government is working with key national and regional agencies that have an established network and distribution system for food aid and providing food to those in need.
Of the $100 million that will be allocated under the Emergency Fund:
- Food Banks Canada received a total of $50 million.
- $49.2 million has been distributed to:
- Second Harvest
- Community Food Centres Canada
- Breakfast Club of Canada
- Salvation Army
- $800 to la Tablée des Chefs.
As organizations and communities make investments in food security, their capacity to provide healthy and nutritious food will increase.
On October 9, 2020, the Government of Canada announced an additional investment of $100M under the Emergency Food Security Fund. Further details on the administration of this additional funding will be made available soon.
- Emergency Food Security Fund
- Prime Minister announces support for food banks and local food organizations
- Prime Minister announces additional support for food banks and local food organizations
- Supporting farmers and food businesses to help feed Canada during COVID-19
|Lead||Recipient Name||Town/City / Community||Funding Status||$ Approved|
|Food Banks Canada||Moisson Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean||Chicoutimi||Approved||$91,777.00|
|La Tablée des Chefs||Moisson Saguenay||Chicoutimi||Approved||Food Donations valued at $2,700.00|
|Second Harvest Food Support Committee||Maison Uashteu||Mashteuiatsh||Approved||$18,812.00|
|Breakfast Club of Canada/Club des petits déjeuners||Corporation de développement communautaire Maria-Chapdelaine (pour l'épicerie communautaire Le Garde-Manger||Dolbeau-Mistassini||Approved||$34,600.00|
|Breakfast Club of Canada/Club des petits déjeuners||Moisson d'Alma||Alma||Approved||$4,800.00|
|Breakfast Club of Canada/Club des petits déjeuners||Centre des enfants||Chicoutimi||Approved||$1,200.00|
|Breakfast Club of Canada/Club des petits déjeuners||Centre populaire||Roberval||Approved||$11,400.00|
|Breakfast Club of Canada/Club des petits déjeuners||Les jardins du coin L.J.C.(Laterrière-Jonquière-Chicoutimi)||Chicoutimi||Approved||$3,000.00|
|Breakfast Club of Canada/Club des petits déjeuners||Corporation des loisirs de Saint-François-de-Sales||Saint-François-de-Sales||Approved||$4,500.00|
|Breakfast Club of Canada/Club des petits déjeuners||Service d'intervention de proximité du Domaine-du-Roy||Roberval||Approved||$90,000.00|
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