CALGARY FOOD BANK
Responding to COVID-19: What we are doing to ensure the well-being of our clients, volunteers, supporters and staff.
FAMILIES / INDIVIDUALS
If you are a family or individual looking for emergency food support. Please phone the hamper request line at 403-253-2055. Find out more about requesting a hamper.
Are you an agency or organization that is referring clients to the Emergency Food Hamper Program? Get the details on the new protocols.
Food Link Organizations
We are now moving to an order and pick-up model of food and supplies distribution for the Food Link Program. Get the updates on the new model and getting food.
HOw YOu can help
Make a donation
We’re calling on our vast and amazing volunteer team to help us fill necessary shifts. Shifts are available Monday to Friday at 8 – 11 am, 11 am – 2 pm, 2 – 5 pm, and 5 – 8 pm. Volunteer with us!
August WISh LIST
Our most needed items this month are:
- Canned Tomatoes
- Canned meat (tuna, chicken, turkey, ham)
- Kraft dinner
- Pop Top Canned Soup
- Stage 1, 2 & 3 Baby Food
- Diapers Size 6
Please note that we are closed Monday, September 7 for Labour Day long weekend.
ON THE BLOG
A BITE OF INFORMATION
This Giving Tuesday we want to give back to you by saying THANK YOU. As Calgarians you have shown your support in such a big way. Thank you for your donations of food, funds and talent and ensuring that no Calgarian goes hungry!
What is highlighted in times of disaster – be it fire, flood or pandemic – is that food needs to be part of the response; unfortunately, it is rarely considered. Policy around food does not engage with the established food service charities providing the stop gap. Food banks and food service organizations are experts in the implementation of food safety, public health and social wellbeing. We advocate for change and client security in the long run.
In the last two weeks, we have worked diligently, implementing our pandemic response plan. It includes complex logistics that ensure thousands of people receive Essential Food Hampers through revised processes. The impact is considerable, and we continue to be focused on providing food and services while ensuring safety. We acted immediately but our systems are built to last.
Did you know?
2019 Fast Facts
Numbers reflect our fiscal year, September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.