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No more pencils,
no more books…

No more breakfast,
no more lunch?

For most kids, the last day of school marks the beginning of fun summer days filled with sunshine, laughter and friends. For others, it means the end of the critical in-school meal programs that keep their growing bodies healthy & strong.

That’s why we created After the Bell.

Help Deliver 175,000 Healthy Food Packs to Children in Need

Summer’s supposed to be a time when kids learn to dive at the community pool, or soar to the sky on the swings at the local playground. But that’s really hard to do when you’re hungry. You can help change that!

In 2021, we were able to deliver 150,000 healthy food packs to food banks across Canada to distribute to high-need communities.

We’re determined to deliver 175,000 packs in 2022, each containing healthy, kid-friendly foods of healthy food choices — and we’re looking for your help to get us there.

Two sisters enjoying an After the Bell food pack from Foodbanks Canada

Did you know?

Over 300,000 children in Canada struggle to get food each month.

Foodbanks Canada delivering fresh vegetables for the After the Bell campaignFoodbanks Canada delivering fresh vegetables for the After the Bell campaign

Ways to Engage

Financial Support

We’re looking for partners to help deliver 175,000 packs in 2022!

Corporate Food Partnerships

We are looking for your company's healthy foods and beverages to add to our 175,000 healthy food packs.

Sponsor A Pack

Due to the current pandemic, we are looking for volunteers to host a virtual event and help raise awareness and sponsor nutritious packs for children in need.

Expertise Support

We are looking for your expertise and in-kind support to help us pack and move 175,000 healthy food packs across the country

What's in a pack?

Each pack contains child-friendly, nutritious foods. The packs are assembled at our packing day event with shelf-stable items such as milk, hummus, crackers, cereal, oatmeal and sunflower seeds. The packs are then sent to the local food bank who uses grant money to supplement the food packs with perishable items such as apples, sugar snap peas, cheese, and yogurt.

"This was the first year I've had the good fortune to participate in distributing After the Bell food packs and seeing the impact being made in our Windsor-Essex community. Seeing the looks on the faces of so many grateful children is something I'll never forget"

– Laura Lemmon, The Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor

Proud Partners

Participating Food Banks

Essex County Food Bank | Essex County | ON
Chatham Outreach for Hunger | Chatham | ON
Regina Food Bank | Regina | SK
Inn of the Good Shepherd | Sarnia | ON
Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre | Saskatoon | SK
Battlefords Food Bank | Battlefords | SK
Melville and District Food Bank | Melville | SK
UHC - Hub of Opportunities | Windsor | ON
Edmonton's Food Bank | Edmonton | AB
Moose Jaw and District Food Bank | Moose Jaw | SK
Whitehorse Food Bank | Whitehorse | YK
Central Okanagan Food Bank | Kelowna | BC
Chestemere Food Bank | Chestemere | AB
FEED Nova Scotia | Halifax | NS
Door of Hope Meadow Lake | Meadow Lake | SK
Moisson Mitis | Mont-Joli | QC
Moisson Quebec | Quebec | QC
Prince Albert Food Bank | Prince Albert | SK
Salvation Army Prince George | Prince George | BC
Helping Hand Tillsonburg | Tillsonburg | ON
Harvest Manitoba | Winnipeg | MB
Interfaith Food Bank of Lethbridge | Lethbridge | AB
Airdrie Food Bank | Airdrie | AB
Boundary Community Food Bank | Grand Forks | BC
Hope Food Bank | Hope | BC
Archway Food Bank | Abbotsford | BC
Salvation Army Port Alberni | Port Alberni | BC
Project SHARE | Niagara Falls | ON
Greater Hamilton Food Share | Hamilton | ON
North York Harvest Food Share | Toronto | ON
Mattawa and Area Food Bank | Mattawa | ON
Regional Food Distribution Association | Thunder Bay | ON
Moisson Outaouais | Gatineau | QC
Moisson Montreal | Montreal | QC
Good Neighbours Food Centre | Rosthern | SK
Fort Qu'Appelle Food Bank | Fort Qu'Appelle | SK
Salvation Army Gander | Gander | NL
St. Patrick's Parish Food Bank | Burin | NL
Bridges to Hope | St. John's | NL
PEI Food Bank Association | Charlottetown | PE
Inuvik Food Bank | Inuvik | NWT
Salvation Army NWT Resource Centre | Yellowknife | NWT
Albert County Food Bank | Riverview | NB
Barriere & District Food Bank Soceity | Barriere | BC
Bay Of Islands Food Bank Network | Corner Brook | NL
Beaverlodge Christmas Hamper & Food Bank | Beaverlodge | AB
West Lincoln Community Care | Smithville | ON
West Side Food Bank Inc | Saint John | NB
Whale Cove Food Bank | Whale Cove | NU
Wheatland County Food Bank | Wheatland | AB
Watson Lake Food Bank | Watson Lake | YK
W.E. Graham Community Service Society | Slocan | BC
The Sussex Sharing Club | Sussex | NB
The Olive Tree Lloyd | Lloydminster | AB
Table Community Food Centre | Perth | ON
St. Joseph's Food Bank | Mission | BC
St. George And Area Food Bank | St. George | NB
St. Patrick Conference | Carbonear | NL
Sos Dépannage Moisson Granby | Granby | QC
Society Of St. Vincent De Paul (Corpus Christi Food Bank) | St. John's | NL
Whitecourt Food Bank | Whitecourt | AB
Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank | Iqaluit | NU
Shepody Food Bank | Riverside-Albert | NB
Salvation Army Fort St. John | Fort St. John | BC
Salvation Army Fort Frances | Fort Frances | ON
Salvation Army Chilliwack - Chilliwack Community Food Bank | Chilliwack | BC
Salt Spring Island Community Services | Salt Spring Island | BC
Salmo Community Services | Salmo | BC
Salisbury Helping Hands | Salisbury | NB
Saint John North End Food Assistance Group Inc | Saint John | NB
Sacred Heart Parish Family Aid Food Bank | Marystown | NL
Sackville And District Assistance Centre | Sackville | NB
Richmond Food Bank | Richmond | BC
Restigouche County Volunteer Action Association Inc. | Campbellton | NB
Renfrew And Area District Food Bank | Renfrew | ON
Red Deer Food Bank | Red Deer | AB
Quinte Region Food Sharing System (Storehouse Food Bank) | Wellington | ON
Princeton Baptist Food Bank | Princeton | BC
Piikani Foodbank Society | Brocket | AB
Peter McKee Community Centre Inc. | Moncton | NB
Penticton Salvation Army Food Bank | Penticton | BC
Pedvac Foundation | Port Elgin | NB
Pasadena Community Food Bank | Pasadena | NL
Partagence | Sainte-Anne-Des-Monts | QC
Ottawa Food Bank | Ottawa | ON
Osoyoos Food Bank | Osoyoos | BC
Orangeville Food Bank | Orangeville | ON
North Bay Food Bank | North Bay | ON
Nicola Valley Food Bank | Merritt | BC
Newmarket Food Pantry | Newmarket | ON
Moosomin Food Share | Moosomin | SK
Moisson Rive-Sud | Boucherville | QC
Moisson Laurentides | Blainville | QC
Moisson Kamouraska | La Pocatière | QC
Moisson Estrie | Sherbrooke | QC
Mississauga Food Bank | Mississauga | ON
Melfort Food Bank | Melfort | SK
Medicine Hat And District Food Bank | Medicine Hat | AB
Making A Difference Food Bank Inc | Perth Andover | NB
Link Food Centre | Burns Lake | BC
Lethbridge Food Bank Society | Lethbridge | AB
L'atelier R.A.D.O. Inc | Edmundston | NB
Lakeland Resource Center | St. Croix | NB
Lac La Ronge Food Bank | Air Ronge | SK
Just Friends Food Bank | Stanley | NB
Inuulitsivik Health Center | Puvirnituq | QC
Ilisaqsivik Society | Clyde River | NU
Ikurraq Food Bank | Rankin Inlet | NU
Hudson Bay Family & Support Centre | Hudson Bay | SK
Hampton Food Basket | Hampton | NB
Hamlet Of Sanikiluaq | Sanikiluaq | NU
Greener Village | Fredricton | NB
Gleaners Food Bank | Belleville | ON
Gbf Community Serivces | Grimsby | ON
Food Bank On The Edge | Ucluelet | BC
Feed The Need In Durham | Oshawa | ON
Edson Food Bank Society | Edson | AB
Denman Island Education Society Community Programs | Denman Island | BC
Comox Valley Food Bank | Courtenay | BC
Community Resource Centre Minto Inc. | Minto | NB
Community Resource Centre - Brantford Food Bank | Brantford | ON
Community Kitchen Program Of Calgary | Calgary | AB
Community Food Share | Winchester/Morrisburg | ON
Community Care St. Catharines | St. Catherines | ON
Cold Lake Food Bank Society | Cold Lake | AB
Chipman Community Care Inc | Chipman | NB
Centre Familiale Unique Family Centre Inc. | Neguac | NB
Carlyle & District Food Bank | Carlyle | SK
Bonnyville Canadian Native Frienship Centre | Bonnyville | AB
Bella Coola Community Support Society | Bella Coola | BC
Barrhead Food Bank | Barrhead | AB
Albert County Food Bank | Riverview | NB
Agapè Centre | Cornwall | ON
100 Mile House Food Bank | 100 Mile House | BC
Essex County Food Bank | Essex County | ON
Chatham Outreach for Hunger | Chatham | ON
Regina Food Bank | Regina | SK
Inn of the Good Shepherd | Sarnia | ON
Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre | Saskatoon | SK
Battlefords Food Bank | Battlefords | SK
Melville and District Food Bank | Melville | SK
UHC - Hub of Opportunities | Windsor | ON
Edmonton's Food Bank | Edmonton | AB
Moose Jaw and District Food Bank | Moose Jaw | SK
Whitehorse Food Bank | Whitehorse | YK
Central Okanagan Food Bank | Kelowna | BC
Chestemere Food Bank | Chestemere | AB
FEED Nova Scotia | Halifax | NS
Door of Hope Meadow Lake | Meadow Lake | SK
Moisson Mitis | Mont-Joli | QC
Moisson Quebec | Quebec | QC
Prince Albert Food Bank | Prince Albert | SK
Salvation Army Prince George | Prince George | BC
Helping Hand Tillsonburg | Tillsonburg | ON
Harvest Manitoba | Winnipeg | MB
Interfaith Food Bank of Lethbridge | Lethbridge | AB
Airdrie Food Bank | Airdrie | AB
Boundary Community Food Bank | Grand Forks | BC
Hope Food Bank | Hope | BC
Archway Food Bank | Abbotsford | BC
Salvation Army Port Alberni | Port Alberni | BC
Project SHARE | Niagara Falls | ON
Greater Hamilton Food Share | Hamilton | ON
North York Harvest Food Share | Toronto | ON
Mattawa and Area Food Bank | Mattawa | ON
Regional Food Distribution Association | Thunder Bay | ON
Moisson Outaouais | Gatineau | QC
Moisson Montreal | Montreal | QC
Good Neighbours Food Centre | Rosthern | SK
Fort Qu'Appelle Food Bank | Fort Qu'Appelle | SK
Salvation Army Gander | Gander | NL
St. Patrick's Parish Food Bank | Burin | NL
Bridges to Hope | St. John's | NL
PEI Food Bank Association | Charlottetown | PE
Inuvik Food Bank | Inuvik | NWT
Salvation Army NWT Resource Centre | Yellowknife | NWT
Albert County Food Bank | Riverview | NB
Barriere & District Food Bank Soceity | Barriere | BC
Bay Of Islands Food Bank Network | Corner Brook | NL
Beaverlodge Christmas Hamper & Food Bank | Beaverlodge | AB
West Lincoln Community Care | Smithville | ON
West Side Food Bank Inc | Saint John | NB
Whale Cove Food Bank | Whale Cove | NU
Wheatland County Food Bank | Wheatland | AB
Watson Lake Food Bank | Watson Lake | YK
W.E. Graham Community Service Society | Slocan | BC
The Sussex Sharing Club | Sussex | NB
The Olive Tree Lloyd | Lloydminster | AB
Table Community Food Centre | Perth | ON
St. Joseph's Food Bank | Mission | BC
St. George And Area Food Bank | St. George | NB
St. Patrick Conference | Carbonear | NL
Sos Dépannage Moisson Granby | Granby | QC
Society Of St. Vincent De Paul (Corpus Christi Food Bank) | St. John's | NL
Whitecourt Food Bank | Whitecourt | AB
Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank | Iqaluit | NU
Shepody Food Bank | Riverside-Albert | NB
Salvation Army Fort St. John | Fort St. John | BC
Salvation Army Fort Frances | Fort Frances | ON
Salvation Army Chilliwack - Chilliwack Community Food Bank | Chilliwack | BC
Salt Spring Island Community Services | Salt Spring Island | BC
Salmo Community Services | Salmo | BC
Salisbury Helping Hands | Salisbury | NB
Saint John North End Food Assistance Group Inc | Saint John | NB
Sacred Heart Parish Family Aid Food Bank | Marystown | NL
Sackville And District Assistance Centre | Sackville | NB
Richmond Food Bank | Richmond | BC
Restigouche County Volunteer Action Association Inc. | Campbellton | NB
Renfrew And Area District Food Bank | Renfrew | ON
Red Deer Food Bank | Red Deer | AB
Quinte Region Food Sharing System (Storehouse Food Bank) | Wellington | ON
Princeton Baptist Food Bank | Princeton | BC
Piikani Foodbank Society | Brocket | AB
Peter McKee Community Centre Inc. | Moncton | NB
Penticton Salvation Army Food Bank | Penticton | BC
Pedvac Foundation | Port Elgin | NB
Pasadena Community Food Bank | Pasadena | NL
Partagence | Sainte-Anne-Des-Monts | QC
Ottawa Food Bank | Ottawa | ON
Osoyoos Food Bank | Osoyoos | BC
Orangeville Food Bank | Orangeville | ON
North Bay Food Bank | North Bay | ON
Nicola Valley Food Bank | Merritt | BC
Newmarket Food Pantry | Newmarket | ON
Moosomin Food Share | Moosomin | SK
Moisson Rive-Sud | Boucherville | QC
Moisson Laurentides | Blainville | QC
Moisson Kamouraska | La Pocatière | QC
Moisson Estrie | Sherbrooke | QC
Mississauga Food Bank | Mississauga | ON
Melfort Food Bank | Melfort | SK
Medicine Hat And District Food Bank | Medicine Hat | AB
Making A Difference Food Bank Inc | Perth Andover | NB
Link Food Centre | Burns Lake | BC
Lethbridge Food Bank Society | Lethbridge | AB
L'atelier R.A.D.O. Inc | Edmundston | NB
Lakeland Resource Center | St. Croix | NB
Lac La Ronge Food Bank | Air Ronge | SK
Just Friends Food Bank | Stanley | NB
Inuulitsivik Health Center | Puvirnituq | QC
Ilisaqsivik Society | Clyde River | NU
Ikurraq Food Bank | Rankin Inlet | NU
Hudson Bay Family & Support Centre | Hudson Bay | SK
Hampton Food Basket | Hampton | NB
Hamlet Of Sanikiluaq | Sanikiluaq | NU
Greener Village | Fredricton | NB
Gleaners Food Bank | Belleville | ON
Gbf Community Serivces | Grimsby | ON
Food Bank On The Edge | Ucluelet | BC
Feed The Need In Durham | Oshawa | ON
Edson Food Bank Society | Edson | AB
Denman Island Education Society Community Programs | Denman Island | BC
Comox Valley Food Bank | Courtenay | BC
Community Resource Centre Minto Inc. | Minto | NB
Community Resource Centre - Brantford Food Bank | Brantford | ON
Community Kitchen Program Of Calgary | Calgary | AB
Community Food Share | Winchester/Morrisburg | ON
Community Care St. Catharines | St. Catherines | ON
Cold Lake Food Bank Society | Cold Lake | AB
Chipman Community Care Inc | Chipman | NB
Centre Familiale Unique Family Centre Inc. | Neguac | NB
Carlyle & District Food Bank | Carlyle | SK
Bonnyville Canadian Native Frienship Centre | Bonnyville | AB
Bella Coola Community Support Society | Bella Coola | BC
Barrhead Food Bank | Barrhead | AB
Albert County Food Bank | Riverview | NB
Agapè Centre | Cornwall | ON
100 Mile House Food Bank | 100 Mile House | BC

After the Bell Journey

  • 2021

    150,000 food packs

    180 communities

  • 2020

    130,000 food packs

    162 communities

  • 2019

    100,000 food packs

    150 communities

  • 2018

    69,000 food packs

    300 corporate volunteers

  • 2017

    29,000 food packs

    200 corporate volunteers

  • 2016

    13,000 food packs

    145 corporate volunteers

  • 2015

    700 food packs

    Saskatchewan Pilot

2021

150,000 food packs

180 communities

2020

130,000 food packs

162 communities

2019

100,000 food packs

150 communities

2018

69,000 food packs

300 corporate volunteers

2017

29,000 food packs

200 corporate volunteers

2016

13,000 food packs

145 corporate volunteers

2015

700 food packs

Saskatchewan Pilot

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