Help Feed Calgary
The face of hunger is not only the homeless in our city; it could be the family next door. The child who sits next to you in school, the person next to you on the bus going to work, our classmates from college or university, or the person who serves you at your local business. These are our friends and neighbours who face a life set back and need our help and compassion.
The Calgary Food Bank is not a government or United Way funded organization. We are community owned, community supported. It takes community action to provide healthy and nutritious food support, to help one family, one person at a time. In partnership with the food industry and people like you, for every $1 received we can distribute $5 worth of food. We invite you to help by contributing online, by phone, mail or in person.
Please note, we use Canada Helps to facilitate our online donations. Once your donation is made you will automatically receive a receipt to your email from Canada Helps.
How To Make Your Contribution
Securely make your contribution online through our donation form or
Please make out the cheque to Calgary Food Bank and mail it to 5000 11 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5. Please do not mail cash. Tax receipts will be mailed 2-3 weeks after the donation is received.
To make a monetary donation visit us at the Annex 5020 12A Street SE, Monday to Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm.
To donate food please go to the Main Location 5000 11 St SE Donation Centre which is Loading Dock Door 7, Monday to Thursday 8 am – 7:30 pm and Friday to Saturday 8 am – 3 pm.
Over the phone
Call our administration office Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm at 403-253-2059 to make a credit card donation over the phone. Tax receipts will be mailed 2-3 weeks after the donation is made.
Other Ways You Can Help Feed Calgary
The Calgary Food Bank is community owned and community supported, meaning that all of our donations come directly from generous community members like YOU! In such uncertain times it can help to reach out to your neighbours, get together through safe physical distancing and support those facing food insecurity.
We accept donations of perishable and non-perishable food items as well as other food items such as baby and unopened pet food. Find out how you donate food.
host an event
Register with our team to set up an your food drive. Once set up you can share the link with your friends and family to encourage them to make a donation.
Volunteers are at the core of ensuring that those struggling are receiving the food support they need. Sign up for a shift with your friends, family, or coworkers!
Make a donation as a meaningful gift for any special occasion. We will send a card with your special message to the person you dedicate your gift to. Read more
A planned Gift
A planned gift to the Calgary Food Bank is a meaningful way to create your legacy to ensure that no one goes hungry in Calgary for years to come. Here are some different ways you can leave a gift. Read more
Gift of Securities
We can provide you with a Gift of Securities form so you can easily transfer the shares you wish to gift. Read more
Emma & the Food Bank
Emma and the Food Bank is a fun, educational book that helps children understand how food banks work and why giving is important. Read more
If you are planting a garden, think about planting an extra row for the food bank. Your harvest will add up and help us add fresh produce to our food hampers. Read more
In memory Gift
Make a donation in memory of someone who has passed away. We will send a card acknowledging your thoughtful gift to the bereaved family or friend. Read more
A Monthly Gift
As a monthly donor, you bring peace of mind to the Calgary Food Bank with a reliable donation that we can count on. Read more
Donate A Car
We invite you to reach out to the Calgary Food Bank to explore how we can work together to help alleviate food insecurity and poverty in our community. Read more
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Make your donation go further with Shaw Birdies for kids matching! Donations are matched up to 50%. Make your donation here.
We will never call and ask for donations. If you have received a call like this and gave out personal information, please call us at 403-253-2059 or the Calgary Police at 403-266-1234.