403-253-2059 | info@calgaryfoodbank.com
WHAT WE DO
Feeding YYC

We are the city’s main charitable food hub and the most accessible food bank in Calgary serving families, individuals and organizations. Together, we fight hunger and its root causes because no one should go hungry. 

community owned. community supported.

What we do

The Food Bank is the first line of emergency food support for families and individuals facing crisis. Once the food emergency is addressed, we refer clients to our proven partner agencies. Our deep collaboration and food support to other charitable organizations that address the root causes of food insecurity aligns with our mission to work with our community to fight hunger. We are the city’s main charitable food hub and the most accessible food bank in Calgary serving families, individuals and organizations.  We are not a government or United Way agency.  We rely solely on the generous support of the community.  Together, we fight hunger and its root causes because no one should go hungry. 

What we do

The Calgary Food Bank is the first line of emergency food support for families and individuals facing crisis. Once the food emergency is addressed, we refer clients to our proven partner agencies. Our deep collaboration and food support to other charitable organizations that address the root causes of food insecurity aligns with our mission to work with our community to fight hunger.

We are the city’s main charitable food hub and the most accessible food bank in Calgary serving families, individuals and organizations.  We are not a government or United Way agency.  We rely solely on the generous support of the community.  Together, we fight hunger and its root causes because no one should go hungry. 

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Food HamperS

 
Our hampers help us meet the unique circumstances, diverse health and nutritional needs of our clients. There are hampers available for clients with food allergies and specific dietary restrictions. We also collaborate with non-profit agencies that work with the homeless population to provide hampers containing two to three days of ready to eat food.

Food link

 
Food Link provides quality food and supplies to Calgary
non-profit and community organizations. It was created in
co-operation with our food industry partners who looked
for ways to broaden their donations to other groups in
Calgary. Since we have the community connections and the
capacity to handle bulk food donations, it was a natural fit.
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Weekends and more

 
Food insecurity can have lasting effects on health, especially for children. With this in mind the Food Bank and the CBE created a hunger-prevention program to help children get the nutritious food they need to stay healthy and learning. Students are identified by their teacher, counsellor or resource worker. They receive hampers containing two days’ worth of kid-friendly meals that discreetly fit into a backpack.
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Food MOvement

 
Food rescue is the process of gleaning viable food so that it is not going to waste. Instead it’s redirected to support local communities. We directly collect from food industry and redirect food locally, provincially and even nationally. We are considered a critical food distribution hub and closely work with food industry to ensure food is delivered where it is needed most.
“Very friendly volunteers and lots of great food! I appreciate every single person there and everyone who makes the food bank possible.”
Did You know?

Fast Facts

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

Calls in a year

Food Link Partners

hampers distributed

Lives Affected
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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

HOLIDAY HOURS

THE CALGARY FOOD BANK IS CLOSED DECEMBER 25-26 and January 1.

There are revised hours for the warehouse, hamper request line and distribution, Food Link and administration.
Please refer to our holiday hours page for our holiday hours. Happy Holidays.

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