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Food Link

Fighting Hunger And Its Root Cause

Food Link Snapshot

The Food Link program is a Calgary Food Bank program that provides food and supplies to qualified organizations so they can focus their resources on important program delivery dealing with root causes of food insecurity. It was created in co-operation with our food industry partners. Since we have the community connections and the capacity to handle bulk food donations, it was a natural fit for everyone to come to one location. Please email us if you’d like more information: foodlink@calgaryfoodbank.com 

Food is a great connector and many of these organizations connect with clients over meals and snacks with vulnerable populations. Organizations that utilize the Food Link Program supplement their food supply, and almost half are able to invest in expanding and improving programming because of the cost savings. Staff development, offering more programs, or expanding their scope are just some of the examples that are making a bigger impact on their clientele and therefore the community.

Our programming has improved through rigorous review and adaptation, letting us deliver more value to the people we serve. To access the Food Link Program, organizations must go through an application process. For more information contact us at 403-253-2059 or by email.

“By bringing our clients together and sharing a meal, we are able to establish community development opportunities. It has decreased social isolation and the mental health struggles associated with that.”

Highbanks Society

Numbers reflect our fiscal year, September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

pounds of food

Food Link Partners

Value of food distributed ($)

Food Link Is A Blessing For Agencies

Alcove Recovery

Alcove Recovery is an addiction center for women and their children, they have been around for 40 years. The Food Link program saves them about 40% of their budget, they come to the food bank about once a week. With losing some major funders this year, if they had to worry about food costs on top of that they would not be able to survive.

Inn from the Cold

Inn for the Cold is an emergency shelter for homeless families. Every week there are about 30 families who stay at the Inn and come to the community pantry in order to receive food that the food bank provides. The Food Bank and Food Link is a vital partner for Inn from the Cold in order for them to feed the families they serve.

How You Can Help

Donate Food

Help create a healthy meal by donating our most needed items.

Donate Funds

Donate funds securely online, by mail or in person.


Donate your time. Volunteers are our lifeblood.

Host an event

Get creative and engage your community, host a fundraiser.

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


By appointment only

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 10:30 am, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm,
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

8:00 am – 10:30 am, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm,
2:00 pm– 4:00 pm

9:00 am – 11:30 am, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Get the hours for our satellite locations.


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


5020 12A Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5K9


Main line: 403-253-2059
Fax: 403-259-4240

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