Saskatchewan Agriculture is expected to spend $2.4 billion on food next year, up $300 million from the previous year.
The province also said it will spend $250 million on the construction of a new feedlot, as well as a $2-million program to purchase and distribute food in rural areas.
The new farm-to-market program, known as the Saskatchewan Food Bank, will help the government provide food to people who are in need of it.
In addition, the Saskatchewan government is adding about 100 new jobs, with more than 400 to be filled by 2017.
The Saskatchewan Government has also announced a $25-million food bank, with the aim of increasing the number of people who can receive free, reliable, nutritious food.
The program, which is set to launch in 2017, will be funded by a levy of 3 per cent of all farm and ranch income.
The levy will be used to buy food for Saskatchewan families.
Food banks, which are currently funded by the federal government, have been a growing trend in Canada in recent years.
A national survey released last year found that nearly 50 per cent Canadians are currently using a food bank or pantry.