BOARD CHAIR Message
This past year has been a historic one with the continued global pandemic and the ongoing struggle faced by every citizen of the world. Here at home, the Calgary Food Bank did not experience any setbacks but instead rose to the challenge.
PRESIDENT AND CEO message
Thanks to Calgarians, Albertans and Canadians, our journey through the pandemic is a journey together. We are able to meet the ever-changing needs for food security. We are not in this alone — we are in this together. Read more.
Year In Review
Emergency Food Hampers
Hampers for the Homeless
Weekends and More
The Gift of time
Fiscal year September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021
- Personal (47%) 47% 47%
- Corporations (22%) 22% 22%
- Foundations (21%) 21% 21%
- Communities (10%) 10% 10%
VALUE OF FOOD Donated
- Gleaning (67%) 67% 67%
- Community Donation Bins (13%) 13% 13%
- Food Drives (10%) 10% 10%
- Other (6%) 6% 6%
- Farms (4%) 4% 4%
- Emergency Food Hampers $35.2M (79.27%) 79.27% 79.27%
- Food Link $3.6M (8.10%) 8.10% 8.10%
- Food Share $3.5M (7.93%) 7.93% 7.93%
- Hampers for the Homeless $1.2M (2.70%) 2.70% 2.70%
- Weekends and More $426,464 (.96%) .96% .96%
- Purchasing Power $232,875 (.52%) .52% .52%
- Welcome Home $227,374 (.51%) .51% .51%
Every Contribution Of Time Makes An Impact
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: COLLEEN LARSON
Colleen is a bubbly, outgoing, and enthusiastic mom of three who works in the distribution area efficiently packing grocery carts with healthy food. She says there is a stark difference in the volunteer experience now compared to pre-pandemic times. “Before the pandemic, I’d come home dog-tired after a very busy three-hour shift. We helped bag food for clients, and get it out to their cars, there were often hugs, stories shared, and we even got to hold babies. Now, we simply work one day a week for two and a half hours loading carts for distribution. Not being able to interact a the clients is tough but the highlight is seeing and working with my fellow volunteers,” Colleen said, affectionately referring to her group as “The A Team”. One of Colleen’s most poignant memories as a volunteer was meeting an elderly couple who needed food support. “I can still picture them – an impeccably dressed lovely couple, they could have been my Mom and Dad,” Colleen explained. It struck her that even though we may not know people’s circumstances, that’s okay. It matters that anyone in a crisis knows they can come here for help.
different volunteer roles
Volunteer Groups a year
of our workforce are volunteers
964 events raised $3.5 Million and 1.5 Million pounds of food.
Food industry organizations
Previous Annual Reports
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