Ontario Association of Food Banks

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The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) is a food bank network in the Canadian province of Ontario. Founded in 1992, OAFB represents 123 food banks across the province,[1] "from Ottawa to Windsor, and Niagara Falls to Thunder Bay."[2] Its mission is to "end hunger across the province."[2] In 2007, the OAFB reported that 320,000 Ontarians turned to food banks every month.[3] OAFB is a non-profit, charity, which received no government funding.[4]

In 2007, the OAFB has been noted for innovative programming by the Globe and Mail[5] and the Toronto Star.[6]

The OAFB released the 2013 Hunger Report in collaboration with Pilot PMR, which revealed 375,000 Ontarians rely on food banks each month.[7]


  1. ^ "Quick Facts", OAFB.
  2. ^ a b Ontario Association of Food Banks (September 6, 2007). "Food banks hope Liberal election plan for poverty reduction ignites broader discussion" (Press release). Newswire.ca. 
  3. ^ Canadian Press (November 7, 2007). "New Canadians make up one third of food bank users". Toronto: CTV.ca. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  4. ^ "About OAFB", OAFB.
  5. ^ Maxwell, Judith (December 17, 2007). "Feeding the hungry takes an innovative spirit". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  6. ^ "Greenbox Christmas". The Toronto Star. December 8, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  7. ^ OAFB, Dec. 2, 2013 "Ontario Association of Food Banks 2013 Hunger Report", Retrieved Jan. 20, 2014

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