Donate Food

Thinking of making a food donation to the Food Bank? Wonderful! 

Wish list of most needed non-perishable items                     

Basic examples of non-perishable food items:   Gentleman showing garden harvest

  • any canned, bagged or boxed foods
  • baby formula, baby food and diapers
  • toiletries
  • paper products
  • pet food

Basic examples of perishable food items:

  • any frozen food, including meat, still in its original store packaging
  • fresh vegetables and fruit
  • dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt)
  • eggs
  • livestock, wild game and fish

Gluten-free wish list

How to Donate

Perishables:

  • deliver them directly to our Warehouse - donations are accepted at Warehouse Door #3
  • request a pick up.  If you absolutely cannot get your donation to us, we'll come get it!  Call 403.253.2059.

Non-perishables:

  • deliver them directly to our Warehouse - donations are accepted at Warehouse Door #3
  • drop your donation in a Food Bank bin at any of the following Calgary stores: (Our drivers collect the donations regularly.)
    •  CO-OP
    • Safeway
    • Sobeys
    • Superstore
    • Costco
    • Josh's No Frills
    • The Bownesian Grocer
    • MRT Family Foods
    • Community Natural Foods
    • several Kal-Tire locations
  • contribute at an event.  Calgarians generously organize food drives on behalf of the Food Bank year round.
  • request a pick up.  If you absolutely cannot get your donation to us, we'll come get it!  Call 403.253.2059.

 

Definitions to Consider

'Best Before'

  • amount of time a product will retain its freshness, colour, nutritional value and flavour
  • once the seal is broken, the best before date is no longer valid
  • Food Bank accepts food donations beyond the Best Before date but not if the seal is broken.

'Expiry Date'

  • after this date has passed, the manufacturer cannot guarantee the unopened product
  • Food Bank does not accept expired goods.

'Packaged On'

  • the date the product was placed in its package
  • there is often an accompanying Best Before date
  • mostly found on bakery products

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