Annual Report

2021-2022

141,206

Total Hampers

296,965

Lives Affected

31%

Working

10.8 M

Pounds Rescued

YEAR IN REVIEW

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FEED

Relieve hunger and provide support for clients who are experiencing food insecurity.

LEAD

Expand our role as a catalyst in inspiring, engaging, and empowering community to build a food-secure future.

CONNECT

Continue to strengthen our network to address root causes of food insecurity.

RENOVATIONS

RENOVATIONS

It has been a little over a month since we’ve completed the major portion of renovations to our emergency food...
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SATELLITE PROGRAM

SATELLITE PROGRAM

A robust process for assessing, onboarding, and managing potential Satellite Locations has been developed to ensure the network of locations...
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FEED, LEAD, CONNECT

FEED, LEAD, CONNECT

We revamped the process and have now initiated a more client centric, trauma-informed way to guide clients to supports beyond...
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FRESH FOOD RESCUE PROGRAM

FRESH FOOD RESCUE PROGRAM

The Calgary Food Bank in collaboration with the Calgary Co-op launched a food rescue program and it is wildly successful.
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UKRAINIAN INITIATIVE

UKRAINIAN INITIATIVE

A volunteer-led group called the Ukrainian Humanitarian Aid Committee of St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Sobor which is supported by a...
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COMMUNITY OWNED AND SUPPORTED

COMMUNITY OWNED AND SUPPORTED

The Calgary Food Bank has been a charity partner for 18 years, and to date, more than 80 businesses have...
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OFFERING SUPPORT BEYOND FOOD

OFFERING SUPPORT BEYOND FOOD

We revamped the process and have now initiated a more client centric, trauma-informed way to guide clients to supports beyond...
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“Thank you for providing us with food to eat without judgment so we can focus our expenses towards rent and rising cost of living.”

Calgary Food Bank Client

Breakfast food
Fiscal year September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022

Financial Snapshot

Funds Donated

$17.3 Million

  • Personal (51%) 51% 51%
  • Corporations (21%) 21% 21%
  • Foundations & Grants (22%) 22% 22%
  • Communities (6%) 6% 6%
  • Government (0%) 0% 0%

VALUE OF FOOD Donated

$31.5 Million

  • Gleaning (73%) 73% 73%
  • Community Donation Bins (9%) 9% 9%
  • Food Drives (12%) 12% 12%
  • Farms (5%) 5% 5%
  • Other (1%) 1% 1%

PROGRAM INVESTMENT

$43.9 Million

  • Emergency Food Hampers $36.4M (83%) 83% 83%
  • Food Link $2.3M (5%) 5% 5%
  • Food Share $2.2M (5%) 5% 5%
  • Mobile Hampers $1.4M (3%) 3% 3%
  • Purchasing Power $807,000 (2%) 2% 2%
  • Weekends and More $512,000 (1%) 1% 1%
  • Welcome Home $128,000 (.29%) .29% .29%
James In Warehouse
PRESIDENT & CEO 2007-2022

JAMES MCARA

I am extremely honoured to have been part of the Calgary Food Bank for over 22 years.  I have learned and gained experience from the wisdom of an organization that truly cares for others.  I am proud of how the CFB continues to engage the community, facing hunger and food insecurity daily.  Our success is due to an amazing team of staff, volunteers and partners who continue to put the needs of others first.  This has been a formidable challenge, but one gladly undertaken without fear, and I am privileged to have been a leader for this incredible team.  

Now it is time for me to pass the baton to our next leaders, so that they can guide and shape the organization for the future.  Although rewarding, leading through a succession of economic, social, environmental, and global (yes, the pandemic) crises has taken a toll on many of us in the ‘serving’ sector.  

I know that the Food Bank will continue to build upon its demonstrated community impact, learn from past successes, and look toward the future to ensure it maintains its ability to answer the needs of clients.  

“Always err on the side of compassion”, was the gift of guidance shared with me by Claudia Tenant, a founding Board Member and long-time phone room volunteer when I became CEO in 2007.  I believe that this simple philosophy shaped my leadership and helped drive the positive impacts for people across our city.  

Thank you for your support and encouragement.  I look forward to seeing what the future holds for all of us. 

Amy In Warehouse
BOARD CHAIR

AMY LEONG

As a Board member for 8 years and the last 5 years in the capacity of the Board Chair, I have had the pleasure of working with James as he steered this dynamic organization. The Calgary Food Bank has evolved greatly under his 22-year leadership, the last 15 of which as the President/CEO. James was presented with many challenges over the years, turning them into opportunities and successes amid much uncertainty. His concern for the issue of food insecurity and his passion to serve the community resonated with the question he would ask of everyone: “Did we feed someone today?” 

 James was a dedicated advocate for his staff, the volunteers and the clients.  He shaped leaders in the organization, and it was through this nurturing that he was able to move on with confidence that the community would be cared for. His presence will be felt every time we echo that “only together can we achieve a future where no one goes hungry”. 

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Previous Annual Reports

2020-21 Report

Calgary Food Bank Annual Report 2021

2018-19 Report

Calgary Food Bank Annual Report 2019

2017-18 Report

Calgary Food Bank Annual Report 2017-18

2016-17 Report

Calgary Food Bank Annual Report 2016-17

2015-16 Report

Calgary Food Bank Annual Report 2015-16

2019-20 Report

Calgary Food Bank Annual Report 2020

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

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 at
CALGARY FOOD BANK warehouse

By appointment only.

 

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
info@calgaryfoodbank.com

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