Ways to Give







Be part of the change.

The Calgary Food Bank is one of the largest food banks in Canada and relies on the community for support. It would be nearly impossible for us to operate without the thousands of people who give their time volunteering (over 100,000 hours each year!). 

Along with volunteering, we rely heavily on funds donated from the community fundraisers, monthly donations from generous donors,corporate donations, and one-time donations no matter how big or small. We could not do what we do without the support of our community. See other ways to give

To make a one-time donation, or to set up a monthly donation, visit our DONATION page. 

Every $1 donated allows us to distribute $5 worth of emergency food.





Donate Food

We accept non-perishable donations at 
most grocery stores, as well as at our main 
warehouse at 5000 11 Street SE. We can also 
accept perishable donations such as milk, eggs or meat.
Click to learn more about food donations.

Volunteer your time

From sorting food, making thank you calls,
and distributing food to clients, there are many 
volunteer opportunities for you. Come alone, come with
friends and family, and know that you're all working
together to create a hunger-free community.

Donate funds

One-time and monthly donations help us in
many ways,such as purchasing items such as milk,
eggs, meats and produce that aren't regularly donated.
You may also receive a tax receipt for your donation. 
Visit our donation page, and thank you for your generosity!

Hold a Food Drive

So, you'd like to hold a food drive or fundraiser?
Are you holding an event and would like to
raise food or funds for the Calgary Food Bank?
Click to visit our Food Drive page where we can help
supply you with donation boxes and more!

Other Ways to Give

Did you know about our Birthday Kits that we give to 
clients' children with birthdays? Inside each bag is 
cake mix, candles, party supplies, toys, and more!
Visit Other Ways to Give to learn about other ways to
help make a difference in the lives of Calgarians.

Wishlist (Most needed items)

Interested in donating some food? These are the
items that we need most and like to include in our 
emergency food hampers. Click to view our most
needed items and where you can drop off perishable
and non-perishable donations!