Community Owned. Community Supported.
From community food drives to holiday themed fundraisers to creating structures from food, we have it all. Donate, volunteer or attend one of our many events through out the year that support the work we do. Or get creative and host your own event to help feed YYC!
Coming Back 2022
Canstruction® brings together teams of engineers, designers, architects, and builders to create extraordinary structures out of non-perishable food items. The structures are judged, exhibited to the public and then de-canstructed, with food going to the Food Bank.
Bare Bottom Diaper Drive
In 2013 an amazing Food Bank volunteer wanted to address a need in the community: diaper costs in food insecure families. During the month of May Calgarians can donate opened or unopened packages of diapers at participating locations around Calgary.
Coming Back 2022
Empty Bowl Benefit
This event brings together local personalities to support the Food Link Program. Everyone from your favourite news anchor to local artists get creative by painting a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl. These unique bowls, filled with goodies, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Put the boots to hunger
Our annual Stampede food and fundraiser, Put the Boots to Hunger, brings together the community during the 10 days of Stampede to help stomp out hunger during the summer months.
City-Wide Food Drive
For one week every September volunteers deliver hundreds of thousands of donation bags to the front doors of homes across the city. Generous Calgarians then fill those bags with healthy, nutritional, and much needed non-perishable food that is picked up by volunteers.
Mayor’s Food Drive
Businesses, students and communities come together with Mayor Naheed Nenshi to support the Food Bank. The Mayors Food Drive collects important food and funds for families and individuals in need during the holidays and into the New Year.
CBC Christmas Food Drive
CBC Calgary partners with the Calgary Food Bank to fill every plate in Calgary during the holiday season. Donate food and funds throughout the month of December at one of the many events supporting the CBC Food Bank Drive.
Engage your community
Host a Fundraiser
Host your own event in support of the food bank and help feed YYC. Food and funds can be raised in many different ways – host a food drive, ask for donations at an established event or party, the possibilities are endless.