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Become a depot

In an effort to create a hunger-free community, we ensure food hampers are accessible in various neighborhoods through community depots.

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Community Depots

Working together
to Feed YYC

Calgary is a city of a million-plus people with an expanse of quadrants and communities. And within every neighborhood, there is someone in need. The face of the food bank is anyone, anywhere, so how do we reach everyone? In an effort to create a hunger-free community, we must ensure that food hampers are accessible for families and individuals in various neighborhoods. Our main warehouse location in the SE industrial area can be extremely challenging for some to pick-up their hampers. This is where a depot location becomes an important part of the distribution process and thanks to our community partners, we now have 12 depots throughout the city.

Father & Son with grocery bags

Will you be a satellite depot for the Calgary Food Bank?

We are always looking for community partners with available space to host depots. This allows us to increases the ease of access to emergency food in our city. We want to make becoming a depot as easy as possible. With that in mind, the Calgary Food Bank will be highly engaged in the depot process to make it as stress-free as possible.

Will you be a satellite depot for the Calgary Food Bank?

We are always looking for community partners with available space to host depots. This allows us to increases the ease of access to emergency food in our city. We want to make becoming a depot as easy as possible. With that in mind, the Calgary Food Bank will be highly engaged in the depot process to make it as stress-free as possible.

Working together for the Calgary Community

Becoming a Depot

Working together for the Calgary Community

Becoming a Depot

How we will work together

Depot’s will not be responsible for screening, qualifying or booking clients as this is done at our main location before distribution.

Hampers are built ahead of time and delivered by Calgary Food Bank employees to depots on the day of distribution.

We will help with volunteer training and recruitment to maintain the depot and help with distribution.

Though no one at the depot will be required to book any hampers or qualify clients, it is important to understand that confidential information will be handled and the confidentiality of our clients is extremely important.

What is required

  • Are you accessible by transit, foot or car?
  • Do you have a space to store and distribute hampers?
  • Can you operate for two hours?
  • Do you have double doors where a pallet can be moved through?
  • Do you have refrigeration?
  • Can you manage volunteers during distribution?
  • Will you sign a memorandum of understanding?
  • We require a regular time commitment:
    • The distribution range for depots can be as few as once a week to as frequent as 3 times a week.
    • Distribution hours range from an hour and half to 3 hours.
    • Pickup times for clients can be during the day or during the evening.
Did You know?

Fast Facts

Numbers reflect our fiscal year, September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Calls in a year

Volunteer Hours A Year

emergency hampers distributed

Lives Affected
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CONTACT US
ADDRESS

5000 11 St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

Main line: 403-253-2059
Fax: 403-259-4240
info@calgaryfoodbank.com

NEED FOOD?
CALL TO REQUEST A HAMPER
403-253-2055

Monday to Thursday: 10:30 am – 7:15 pm
Friday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

HAMPER PICK-UP
CALGARY FOOD BANK LOCATION

Monday: 1 – 3:30 pm, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday:
10:30 am – 3:30 pm, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Friday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

HOURS
ADMINISTRATION

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4 pm

FOOD LINK

Monday to Friday: 7 am – 2 pm

LOADING DOCK, DOOR 3

Monday to Thursday: 8 am – 7:30 pm
Friday: 8 am – 3 pm

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