Charity Intelligence was founded to help donors identify which charities most closely align to their giving priorities. They rate organizations based on donor accountability, financial transparency, funding needs and cost-efficiency. We have a 5-star rating, and were included in the Top 5 Calgary Impact Charities of 2020. This page is an overview of the information we are graded on.
Food insecurity is a serious health problem in Canada. It is associated with poorer health, psychological, social, and emotional outcomes. In Alberta, one in ten individuals experience food insecurity, with 17% children living in food insecure households. The existence of food banks is becoming more important as the need for these facilities by families increases. The Calgary Food Bank constantly collecting feedback from our clients, partner agencies, donors, and volunteers. By asking questions and analyzing the responses, we commit to continuous improvement. For a more comprehensive look at our financial overview, please refer to our audited financials.
The Calgary Food Bank is the city’s main charitable food hub and the first line of support for anyone facing a food emergency. Addressing the food is our first step in triaging their emergency, then we make critical connections for them with our community partners and their programs. Our relationships in the community and food support to hundreds of other agencies means we can work collaboratively towards solving the problem of food insecurity in Calgary.
Volunteer & Staff
123,137 HOURS OF VOLUNTEERING
- Staff 52% 52%
- Volunteers 48% 48%
Fund Contribution Sources
- Personal (45%) 45% 45%
- Foundations (20%) 20% 20%
- Communities (18%) 18% 18%
- Corporations (17%) 17% 17%
ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES
$41,432,743 SPENT ON PROGRAMMING
- Emergency Food Hampers 75% ($31.2M) 75% 75%
- Food Share 11.97% ($4.8M) 11.97% 11.97%
- Food Link 8.76% ($3.6M) 8.76% 8.76%
- Hampers for the Homeless 2.46% ($1M) 2.46% 2.46%
- Weekends and More 1.04% ($431,355) 1.04% 1.04%
- Welcome Home .71% ($180,722) .71% .71%
- Purchasing Power .28% ($117,986) .28% .28%