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Agencies and the Food Bank
Purchasing Power Program
For more than 35 years, the Calgary Food Bank has been working with retailers, wholesalers and distributors. These deep relationships mean we have the purchasing power and connections with food industry that can be leveraged to meet qualified agencies’ food needs.
Can my organization access the Purchasing Power Program?
If your agency purchases foods to be provided to your clients, you may benefit from cost-savings by directing your purchases through the Calgary Food Bank. Food provided to your clients can come in the forms of cooking meals and serving snacks or providing foods directly to clients that they will take home and consume in the household.
If your organization meets the above criteria, please contact Marla Kailly.
What you need to know
Frequently Asked Questions
How does my organization access Purchasing Power?
To join the Purchasing Power Program, please contact Marla Kailly, Program Supervisor.
Marla Kailly, Program Supervisor
P: 403-253-2059 Ext 201
What can I purchase from the Calgary Food Bank?
There are a variety of items available through the Purchasing Power Program and we can work with you to determine what foods you require that will be the most cost effective when purchased through the program.
Please note, items in small quantities and/or items not regularly purchased by the Calgary Food Bank may not provide you further cost-savings than your current ordering process.
Do I need to have an account before I can submit my purchase requests?
While you do not need to set up an account with the Calgary Food Bank, you will need to be an approved agency before you can submit your first order and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
How often can I submit orders for purchasing?
The timing and frequency of your requests are up to your organization, and usually the Calgary Food Bank can respond to your timelines. Please note that some orders may be sourced from outside of Calgary and a longer timeframe may be required for your order to arrive.