403-253-2059 | info@calgaryfoodbank.com

our community programs and services

Weekends and More Program

The Weekends and More Program is a partnership with the Calgary school boards to provide students who rely on weekday school food programs, with nutritious food on the weekends. Food items come from an approved list created with the help of Alberta Health Services Dietitians. Items are mostly shelf-stable and easy to prepare so a student does not require an adult to be present.

 

Teachers, at approved participating schools assess students and determine who would benefit from receiving a hamper. This program is aimed at supporting the food security needs of chronically hungry students on the weekends. The hampers are delivered to each participating school and the teachers provide a hamper to the appropriate student before they go home for the weekend.

Receiving Hampers

We deliver the hampers to each participating school and teachers distribute to the students.

Have more questions?

Contact Maria Topolnyski at 403-253-2059, Ext. 266.

l

How do I apply?

Please contact Maria Topolnyski by email or call 403-253-2059, Ext. 266.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the Weekends and More Program?

For more information, please contact:

Maria Topolnyski, Program Coordinator
E: mtopolnyski@calgaryfoodbank.com
P: 403-253-2059 Ext. 266

How are students identified to be part of the program?

Teachers at each participating school assess students and determine those that would benefit from receiving a Weekends and More hamper.

What's in a Weekends and More hamper?

Weekend and More hampers contain enough meals and snacks to feed a child from Friday after school until they return to class on Monday morning. Food items come from an approved list created with the help of Alberta Health Services Dietitians.

Items are mostly shelf-stable and easy to prepare so a child does not require an adult to be present. Included are two of each item: dairy, protein, grain, fruit and vegetables.

Are the hampers delivered?

Weekend and More hampers are delivered by the Calgary Food Bank to each participating school. Teachers at each school are responsible for providing a hamper to the appropriate student before they go home for the weekend.

How does reporting work for the program?

We require schools accessing the Weekends and More Program to provide regular feedback. When we track the impact, structure and value of the program, we can work best to suit your school’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 school’s contact information for this reporting, please contact:
Maria Topolnyski, Program Coordinator
E: mtopolnyski@calgaryfoodbank.com
P: 403-253-2059, Ext. 266

Quick Links

About Us

Together, we fight hunger and its root causes because no one should go hungry.

Programs

Find out more about our programs that help those facing food insecurity in our community.

Annual Report

The annual report highlights the activities, achievements and impact in the past year.

In the spirit of reconciliation, the Calgary Food Bank acknowledges that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

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

TRANSLATE
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

Translate ››