Food Grants

Food Grants

Food Grants are a proposal system (similar to how you would apply for a funding grant) to aid organizations that require food for a specific project or event. Food Grants allow organizations to access food so their resources can be directed to connect with clients to move them toward a path of resiliency.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Your organization is looking for food or supplies for a limited event or project rather than an ongoing provision of food or supplies.
  • The project or event is serving a food-insecure population.
  • Work is being done on a long-term basis to address one or more root causes of food insecurity.
  • Must be a registered charity with the CRA and completes the Food Grant application.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Food Grant and access to Food Link?

Food Grants are intended to be used for a short-term, one-time project or event while organizations accessing the Food Link Program are serving food and supplies to clients over a long-term time frame without a definitive end date.

How do I apply for a Food Grant?

For more information and to apply for a Food Grant, please contact:

Dustin Roberts
P: 403-253-2059 Ext 294

If I have applied for a Food Grant previously and am running the same event again, do I need to re-apply?

Yes, Food Grants are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and are dependent on the inventory that we have available at the time of your grant. As we are an organization reliant on donations, we cannot guarantee that there would be adequate food or supplies for a future event.

Can anyone apply for a Food Grant?

Unfortunately, no. Due to federal legislation organizations must be a registered charity with the CRA to apply for a Food Grant.

Can I order everything our organization needs for our project or event?

As the Calgary Food Bank relies on donations to supply our partners, you would have access to what we have in our donated inventory at the time you are placing your request. We may not have all the items you require in our inventory.

Become A Community Partner

Contact Dustin Roberts by email or call at 403-253-2059 ext. 294 to request an application form and receive more details.

In the spirit of reconciliation, the Calgary Food Bank acknowledges that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

Calgary Food Bank

5000 11 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5


By appointment only
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Donation Centre, Door 7

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


Monday to Thursday: 8:15 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:15 am – 4:00 pm

Or book online



Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


5020 12A Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5K9


Reception: 403-253-2059


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