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!
September WISh LIST
Our most needed items this month are:
- Canned Tomatoes
- Canned meat (tuna, chicken, turkey, ham)
- Kraft dinner
- Stage 1 & 2 Baby Food
- Baby Formula
WE ARE HIRING
We are looking for a General Warehouse Worker to join our Logistics and Inventory team! This position also works to support our warehouse through the receiving, shipping and handling of goods using various material handling equipment. Find out more.
ON THE BLOG
A BITE OF INFORMATION
Many of us have done it: Find an unopened box of pasta at the back of the pantry, see that it’s past its best before date, and throw it in the trash or compost to be safe. But is that really necessary? “Best before” and other food labelling terms can cause confusion, and many are surprised to learn that best before dates are simply a guideline, not a rule set in stone.
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.
Did you know?
2019 Fast Facts
Numbers reflect our fiscal year, September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.