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Hampers For Those Experiencing Homelessness

 

This program provides ready-to-eat, shelf stable food to partner organizations who use it for the short-term relief of hunger and as a point of connection to those experiencing homelessness. When partner organizations aren’t focusing on food, they can focus on their core programming and use their resources to connect and work more closely with their clients, increasing their chances of being transitioned out of homelessness.

These hampers provide short-term relief of hunger with easy to open, ready to eat, shelf stable food for one to two days. A bulk food option is also available to partner organizations who prefer to customize content for their client base. The content they provide are invaluable to vulnerable individuals and the organizations that serve them.

Have more questions?

Contact Crystal Milne at 403-319-0846.

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How do I apply?

Please contact Crystal Milne by email or call 403-319-0846 to request an application form.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the Hampers for the Homeless Program?

For more information or to apply for the program, please contact

Crystal Milne Program Coordinator
E: cmilne@calgaryfoodbank.com
P: 403-319-0846

Is there a limit on the hampers?

Yes. All partner organizations have a pre-determined allotment of content that they can access.

Where can I get a Hamper for the Homeless?

Bulk content and pre-built hampers are distributed from Door 3 at our main warehouse (5000 11 Street SE). Door 3 is located at the loading dock and has a sign above the door that says, “Donations Welcome”. A Calgary Food Bank staff member or volunteer will greet and assist you in receiving Hampers for the Homeless content.

What's in this type of Hamper?

The hamper provides one to two days’ worth of ready to eat, shelf stable, and easy to open items. Items such as: canned meat, canned or dry soup, fruit or pudding, juice/drinks, oatmeal, and snacks. A bulk food option is also available to partner organizations who prefer to customize content for their client base.

Are there just pre-built hampers for the program?

Pre-built hampers provide an easy way to distribute food however there is also a bulk food option available to partner organizations who prefer to customize content for their client base.

How does reporting work for the program?

We require partner organizations accessing this program to provide regular quarterly feedback. When we track the impact, structure and value of the program, we can work to best suit your organization’s and the community’s needs. Reporting is a mandatory part of accessing the program and failing to submit surveys on time may result in losing access to the program.

To update your organization’s contact information for this reporting, please contact:
Crystal Milne, Program Coordinator
E: cmilne@calgaryfoodbank.com
P: 403-319-0846

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Calgary Food Bank
MAIN LOCATION (WAREHOUSE)

5000 11 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

FOOD LINK

By appointment only
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Donation Centre, Door 7

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

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NEED FOOD?
CALL TO REQUEST A HAMPER
403-253-2055

Monday to Thursday: 8:15 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:15 am – 4:00 pm

HAMPER PICK-UP
CALGARY FOOD BANK LOCATION

By appointment only

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 10:30 am, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm,
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Friday:
8:00 am – 10:30 am, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm,
2:00 pm– 4:00 pm

Saturday:
9:00 am – 11:30 am, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Get the hours for our satellite locations.

Administration
ANNEX HOURS

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

ANNEX LOCATION

5020 12A Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5K9

CONTACT

Main line: 403-253-2059
Fax: 403-259-4240
info@calgaryfoodbank.com

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