Thanks to generous contributions from food industry, the food bank is able to distribute bulk food to qualified organizations through Food Link. This program was created specifically to provide food and snacks to Calgarians through agencies programming, such as Woods Homes
, Hull Family Services
, Calgary Dream Centre
or the Drop In Centre
; or where their stay is temporary such as the YMCA
’s after school programs.
For organizations to pick up food and snacks from Food Link for their programs, agencies need approval. They are also required to sign an agreement which includes a reporting-back element to demonstrate how Food Link contributes to helping Calgarians in these programs.
The food bank also reaches out to agencies not yet benefiting from this service.