403-253-2059 | info@calgaryfoodbank.com

CALGARY FOOD BANK

Responding to COVID-19: What we are doing to ensure the well-being of our clients, volunteers, supporters and staff.

NEED FOOD?

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.

Referral Agencies

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 are looking for donations of our hamper staples the full list can be found on our Wish List page. You can also make a donation online or by calling 403-253-2059. Thank you for your support!

Volunteer

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!

LATEST NEWS

September WISh LIST

Our most needed items this month are:

  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, turkey, ham)
  • Kraft dinner
  • Juice
  • 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

Best before, not bad after

Best before, not bad after

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.

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A note of gratitute

A note of gratitute

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!

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Food security in times of crisis

Food security in times of crisis

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.

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Did you know?

2019 Fast Facts

Numbers reflect our fiscal year, September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

Lives Affected

Volunteer Hours

hampers distributed

Food Link Partners

“When I picked up my generous hamper last Tuesday, I was almost out of money with no job prospects. A message on my answering machine at home let me know I had a temp job starting the following Monday. It’s been a good week, thanks in part to plenty of food in the fridge and cupboard. Than you all for being a wonderful encouragement to me and making a big difference in my life.”

Food Bank Client

Be part of the change

How you can help

Donate Food

Help create a healthy meal by donating our most needed items.

Donate Funds

Donate funds securely online, by mail or in person.

Volunteer

Donate your time. Volunteers are our lifeblood.

Host an event

Get creative and engage your community, host your own event.

Donate Food

Help create a healthy meal by donating our most needed items.

Host an event

Get creative and engage your community, host your own event.

Donate Funds

Donate funds securely online, by mail or in person.

Volunteer

Donate your time. Volunteers are our lifeblood.

CONTACT US
ADDRESS

5000 11 St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

Main line: 403-253-2059
Fax: 403-259-4240
info@calgaryfoodbank.com

NEED FOOD?
CALL TO REQUEST A HAMPER
403-253-2055

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 7 pm

HAMPER PICK-UP
CALGARY FOOD BANK LOCATION

By Appointment Only
Monday to Friday
10:30 am – 1:30 pm | 2:30 – 7 pm
Get the hours for our satellite locations.

HOURS
ADMINISTRATION

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4 pm

FOOD LINK

By appointment only
Monday to Friday: 8:30 – 11 am

LOADING DOCK, DOOR 3

Monday to Thursday: 8 am – 7:30 pm
Friday: 8 am – 3 pm

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