403-253-2059 | info@calgaryfoodbank.com
WHAT WE DO
Emergency Food Hampers

Addressing the food is our first step in triaging their emergency, then we make critical connections for them with our community partners and their programs.

creating a hunger-free community

Fighting hunger and its root cause

creating a hunger-free community

Fighting hunger and its root cause

The Emergency Food Hamper Program is at the core of our mission and what we do every day. Our food hampers contain seven to 10 days worth of nutritious food for each person. When the stress of providing food is literally taken off the table, the emergency can then be addressed. The next step is to help clients build connections and address the root causes of their food insecurity by giving them referrals to other community services

Eligible people may receive up to seven hampers in a 12-month period. The first three hampers may be received through self-referral, while the other four must be a referral from one of our agency partners.

An emergency food hamper not only relieves a client’s hunger and provides nutritious food, but also relieves financial pressures. A hamper for four people has an estimated market value of $316. For those having difficulties making ends meet, $316 is a significant amount that can now go towards other expenses such as transportation, health care, or the needs of children or other dependents. When clients were surveyed, they told us that they now had money they could use to pay rent, utilities, childcare bills, and more.

Emergency Food hamper Program

Getting people the help they need

The Calgary Food Bank distributes more than 280 emergency food hampers every day. Our emergency triage system makes sure our clients, who come from all walks of life, get the help they need quickly.

We believe that good, nutritious food should not be out of reach for anyone. Our food hampers meet Canada’s Food Guide, they contain 28% perishables, 20% grains and 52% non-perishables

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Did You know?

Fast Facts

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

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Specialty hampers

Our specialty hampers include, Celiac, baby, pre-natal and renal hampers to cater to the diverse dietary needs of our clients.
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RENAL Hampers

Renal Hampers provide healthy, low in sodium food options while eliminating foods with high potassium as well as minimal processed foods.
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Celiac Hampers

Celiac hampers provide nutritious, gluten-free and celiac friendly foods for client who are unable to process gluten.
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Infant Hampers

Infant and baby hampers include diapers, formula and baby food to ensure our youngest clients get what they need.

Prenatal Hampers

Expecting mothers have special dietary needs. These hampers provide extra milk and nutrients to new and expecting mothers.
“I’ve got some financial issues and a coordinator at the student association where I volunteer recommended to go to the Calgary Food Bank. The agent I talked to was extremely tolerant and understanding to my situation and helped me in getting the hamper. That support helped me to prepare for winter. I was able to buy a new pair of gloves and winter jacket.”
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 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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