Frequently Asked Questions: Donating

An Action Against Hunger worker training a mother and her children in nutrition and health.
Photo by Rosa May Maitem for Action Against Hunger Philippines.


Find the answers to frequently asked questions about donating to Action Against Hunger Canada

  • General donation questions
  • Financial accountability
  • Other ways to donate

General donation questions


 When will I receive a receipt for my donation?


If your gift was a one-time donation, you’ll receive an official printed acknowledgement/tax receipt in the mail approximately 3-4 weeks from the date of your gift/donation.

If you donated online, you will receive both an email confirmation of your donation and an official printed acknowledgement/tax receipt.

If you’re a reoccurring monthly donor, giving monthly through direct withdrawals from your credit card or bank account, you will automatically receive a tax receipt for your total annual contributions at the end of each fiscal year (typically during the last week of January/first week of February).

 When will the recipient of my tribute gift receive notification?


It can take up to four weeks for your recipient to receive notification by mail. If it has been longer than four weeks, please send an email to

 How do I update my monthly giving financial information?


If your monthly giving is charged to a credit or debit card, call us at 1-844-644-1016 and we can quickly update your information. We’re available 9 am to 5 pm EST.

 How can I contact you?


You can contact us:

Through email:

By mail:
720 Bathurst St. Suite 500
Toronto, ON
M5S 2R4

By phone:


Financial accountability


 What is your charity registration number?


Action Against Hunger is a Canadian registered charitable organization. Our charity registration number is: 833634678RR0001

 What percentage of my donation goes to program activities


Action Against Hunger strives to operate efficiently and to minimize fundraising and costs. We’re proud the way we spend donor funds. In 2018, Action Against Hunger spent $0.95 of every donated dollar on program activities. A quick break-down of our funds for 2018:

  • Program services: 95.25%
  • Funding: 3.1%
  • Management & 1.65%

This information can also be found on the Canada Revenue Agency website.

We also ensure that key financial information is publicly available and our programs are externally reviewed, and shared.


Other ways to donate


 Can I become a recurring/monthly donor?


Yes! Becoming a recurring/monthly donor makes it possible for us to react when the unpredictable happens.

Monthly donations are a powerful example of the hope we can provide to those in need – it’s possible when we all come together. If every generous supporter like you gave monthly, imagine the resources we’d have on hand to save lives when timing is most crucial – right after the onset of a disaster. With every new monthly donor, we are one step closer!

Click here to become a monthly donor and make an impact to those in need.

 Can I hold a fundraiser for Action Against Hunger?


Absolutely! Fundraising events are a great way to raise awareness and support the work of fighting hunger. For more information on how to organize a fundraiser for Action Against Hunger, visit our fundraising page by clicking here.

 Can I give a donation in honour or memory of someone?


Yes. You can give a tribute donation in honour or memory of someone. Once you make your request, a letter or email confirmation will be sent to your chosen gift recipient. Please note it can take up to four weeks for a tribute notification letter to arrive. If you’re looking for a quicker notification of your gift, sending a contribution online is your best option.

 Can I make a gift of stock?


Yes! You can donate securities or mutual funds to Action Against Hunger via Canadahelps. Since capital gains taxes don’t apply, our charity receives the full fair market value when the security is sold, and you get a tax receipt which reflects your larger contribution. This allows you to give more and get more.

Visit our securities donation page for more detailed information.

 Does Action Against Hunger offer planned giving?


Action Against Hunger has a planned giving program in the form of a bequest. Making a planned gift to Action Against Hunger helps ensure our ability to respond to the challenges we will face in the future.

Visit our bequest page for more information. You can also contact Zoe Fregoli: or 1-844-644-1016