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Annual Report

The Calgary Food Bank annual report highlights the activities, achievements and impact over the past year.

2019-20 Annual Report2019-20 Audited Financials

A MESSAGE FROM OUR LEADERS

BOARD CHAIR

AMY LEONG

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are proud to see how the Calgary Food Bank and the community rose to the challenges of this past year. In the true spirit of our mission, we worked together to ensure no one goes hungry.
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PRESIDENT AND CEO

JAMES MCARA

I watch this group of dedicated staff and volunteers continue to  safely  prioritize  community and  food security  every day. On behalf of the Calgary Food Bank, thank you for your support and  trust. Read more.
The gift of time, food and funds

Because of you

Volunteers makes up 48% of the workforce, volunteering 123,137 hours. Every day, 125 people volunteer 471 hours in 40 roles.

In 2019-20 there were 1,356 creative initiatives that raised $3.4 million in funds and 1.8 million pounds of food.

Calgary Food Bank Annual Report 2020
Year in review

Program highlights

A snapshot of the impact our programs made in the last year. Download the annual report to find out how we worked with our partners and how we continued to feed Calgarians during a pandemic.

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Emergency Food Hampers

67,879 emergency food hampers were distributed. 66,042 phone calls were answered and 6,329 referrals were given to connect clients to additional supports. 

Hampers for the Homeless

24,579 hampers were distributed by 12 qualified agencies working with the homeless population.

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Weekends and More

5,326 hampers were delivered to students in 12 schools through the Weekends and More Program.

Welcome Home

22 qualified agencies distributed 351 Welcome Home hampers to their clients moving into stable housing.

Food Share

2.4 million pounds of food was shared with 30 food banks across Canada valued at $6.1 million, through the national and regional food share program.

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Food Rescue

74 % of our donations come from our 352 food industry partners. We rescued 10.1 million pounds of quality food with a value of $26.3 million.

Food Link

1.6 Million pounds of food was distributed through Food Link to 215 programs, with a value of $4.2 million.

“I am exceedingly thankful to the Food Bank for delivering the hamper during the lockdown as I thought I couldn’t go. I have asthma that is dangerous if I have any respiratory illness, so I was scared. Great food is such a relief.”

Food Bank Client

Did You know?

Fast Facts

Numbers reflect our fiscal year, September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

hampers distributed

Visits

Food Link Partners

Volunteer Hours
The impact of your donations

Previous Annual Reports

2018-19 Annual Report

Calgary Food Bank Annual Report 2019

2017-18 Annual Report

Calgary Food Bank Annual Report 2017-18
2016-17 Annual Report
Calgary Food Bank Annual Report 2016-17
2015-16 Annual Report
Calgary Food Bank Annual Report 2015-16
2014-15 Annual Report
Calgary Food Bank Annual Report 2014-15

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Main line: 403-253-2059
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