403-253-2059 | info@calgaryfoodbank.com

A Gift from the heart

Grow-A-Row
Why not try and grow-a-row this year? When planting your own garden, consider planting an extra row to donate to the food bank. Whether it’s a bag, a bunch or a bushel, it all adds up to help provide our neighbours with fresh produce.
Be part of the change

Fresh from the heart

Food connects us as a community and builds each other up in times of need. Nothing is more true than Calgarians who, every year, come together to grow vegetables for their neighbours in need. Large or small, every donation from a garden makes an incredible impact. When we can add fresh produce to a family or individual’s hamper, we are helping to build their resiliency. It is critical to eat well when you are in crisis so when we can give fresh-from-the-garden vegetables it tells someone they matter. It shows them we want them to get out of the circumstances they are in by providing them with the best food possible.

From July through October, we distribute an average of 5,000 hampers per month. That’s fresh produce in 20,000 hampers during the garden season because of ALL garden contributions!

Cutting board with vegetables
Grow-A-Row

What can I grow?

Grow-A-Row - What you can plant
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Dirt is a good thing

Garden soil, free of pesticides or chemicals, creates a protective layer that keeps the produce fresher, longer. When we wash vegetables so they look ‘good’, they are now vulnerable to the air and will start to decompose. Special cleaners are not necessary, just a simple wash just before use is the best.
GROW-A-ROW

Donating your harvest

Donating at the food bank

It’s easy! Bring your harvest to our warehouse so we can store it at the proper temperature and add to hampers right away!
5000 11 Street SE (Loading Dock, Door #3)
Monday to Thursday: 8 am – 7:30 pm
Friday: 8 am – 3 pm

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Many people aren’t sure what to do with crab apples and rhubarb, we find it very hard to give them away to clients and agencies. Let’s not waste them! The Mustard Seed Shelter is more than happy to take these fruits. Contact the Mustard Seed for more information on drop-offs.

Get social

How does your garden grow?

Show off your gardening talents and tips by posting your pictures and videos on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and be sure to tag us @CalgaryFoodBank.

#GROWAROWYYC #FRESHFROMTHEHEART

Beets on wooden background

 The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.

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 Thursday: 10:30 am – 7:15 pm
Friday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

HAMPER PICK-UP
CALGARY FOOD BANK LOCATION

Monday: 1 – 3:30 pm, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday:
10:30 am – 3:30 pm, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Friday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

HOURS
ADMINISTRATION

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

FOOD LINK

Monday to Friday: 7 am – 2 pm

LOADING DOCK, DOOR 3

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

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