What is Food Link?

The Calgary Food Bank is known for distributing emergency food hampers for individuals and families in need. But along with our city’s food insecure, the food bank also distributes bulk food to non-profit organizations who serve people in need.

We provide an area in our warehouse for agencies to shop for food and snacks for their programs and users. To access Food Link, agencies need approval and are required to sign a contract with the Calgary Food Bank, which includes a reporting component to see how food programs are contributing agency goals.

We also reach out to agencies not yet benefiting from this service.

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Food Link allows agencies to focus their resources on programming rather than resourcing food.

Food Link was created in response to requests from the food industry:

  • They were interested in donating quality food to local agencies and organizations, but wasn’t sure how to contact them
  • They wanted to avoid having their loading docks tied up by multiple vehicles representing multiple organizations
  • They believed, and rightly so, that the usual way of doing things was inefficient and costly

By uniting the food industry and our agencies had major benefits:

  • There is now a single point of contact for all involved
  • There is a wider geographic distribution of donated food
  • Reduced overall costs
  • Decreased impact on landfill
  • Improved employee morale

Agencies using Food Link:


Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary
Accessible Housing Society
AIDS Calgary Awareness Association
Airdrie Food Bank
Albert Park/Radisson Heights Community After School Program (CASP)
Aspen Family & Community Network Society
Aventa Addiction Treatment for Women
Awo Taan Healing Lodge


Backdoor Youth Church
Bow Valley College
Bowness Community Association
Bowwest Community Support Services Society
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Bragg Creek Community Association
Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids Society


Calgary Alpha House Society
Calgary Alternative Support Services
Calgary Board of Education
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Calgary Diakonos House
Calgary Dream Centre
Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society 
Calgary Family Services
Calgary Housing
Calgary Immigrant Educational Society
Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
Calgary John Howard Society
Calgary Meals on Wheels
Calgary Metis Centre Society
Calgary SCOPE Society
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian Red Cross
Catholic Charities
Catholic Family Service at Louise Dean Centre
Centre for Newcomers
Children’s Cottage Society
City Links
Closer to Home Community Services
Community Kitchen Program of Calgary
Community LAMDA


Discovery House


Easter Seals Alberta
Eastside Victory Outreach
Elizabeth House
Emma Maternity House Society


Feed the Hungry
Food Trucks Inc
Fresh Start Recovery Centre


Ghost River Rediscovery


Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta
High River Community Association
Hope Mission
Hull Services


Immigrant Services Calgary
Inn from the Cold


Jesus Loves You Society
Jewish Family Service Calgary


Kerby Centre
Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta
Kids Help Phone


Langin Place
Lutheran Church of the Cross


Made by Momma
Mary Dover House
McMan Calgary
MEOW Foundation
Métis Calgary Family Services
Military Family Resource Centre
Mission Possible High River


NeighbourLink Calgary
North of McKnight Community Resource Centre


Oxford House Foundation of Canada


Potential Place Society


Recovery Acres Society
Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary
Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta


Salvation Army
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta
SE Calgary Community Resource Centre
Servants Anonymous Society
Sheriff King Home
Simon House
Sonshine Community Services
Southwood United Church
St. Andrews United Church
St. Edmunds Church
St. Lukes Church
St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Parish of Calgary – Lords Lunch
Street Church Ministries


Teen Challenge Alberta
The Alex
The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth
The Magic of Christmas
The Mustard Seed Society
The Rehabilitation Society of Calgary
Trinity Foundation – Carter Place


Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency


Women in Need Society
Women’s Centre of Calgary
Wood’s Homes


YMCA Calgary Outreach Programs
Youth Unlimited/YFC Calgary
Youth With a Mission Calgary
Youville Residence Society of Alberta