403-253-2059 | info@calgaryfoodbank.com

What we do

Food Link
With Food Link as their one-stop shop, agencies can focus their time and resources on important program delivery instead of sourcing food.
Food link

Fighting hunger and its root cause

The Food Link program provides quality food and supplies to Calgary non-profit and community organizations. 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. With Food Link as their one-stop shop, agencies can focus their time and resources on important program delivery instead of sourcing food.

In order for local organizations to pick up food from Food Link, they first must go through an approval process to access their program’s needs. We also reach out to agencies not yet benefiting from this service. For more information on how to apply, contact us at 403-253-2059 or by email.

Notebook with Food Link agency logos, surrounded by vegetables.
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Fast Facts

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

Value of food distributed ($)

Agency Programs

pounds of food
Food Link

Got milk?

Qualified organizations that serve meals to pre-school aged children and/or pregnant nursing women in educational, group, or support programs, receive bulk milk for their clients. These agencies received 22,480 litres of milk, ensuring that truly vulnerable families are getting the nutrition they need.

The value of the milk received by agencies in 2018 is $44,568.

2 girls drinking Milk
Working together for the Calgary Community

Food Link is a blessing for agencies

Working together for the Calgary Community

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.

our partners

Food Link Agency Programs

Food Link provides us weekly with much needed eggs, milk, and ground beef. They also let us come by and pick up items like granola bars, cereal, vegetables, etc. basically anything that they have available at the time. We are really helped by Food Link. They make our weekly grocery bill more manageable.

Food Link Agency

The majority of our food comes from Food Link, to serve snacks, lunch and meals for our youth. Now we have started a breakfast program! We can support youth who otherwise are underfed and needing support. Thank you everyone at the Food Bank!

Cornerstone Youth Centre

We are very reliant on the food bank. In order to feed the volume of people who are coming to us, we are picking up from the food bank two times a day, five days a week, and it’s only because of generous community support that we are able to provide the support Calgarians need in these trying times.

The Drop-In Centre

Food Link provides us weekly with much needed eggs, milk, and ground beef. They also let us come by and pick up items like granola bars, cereal, vegetables, etc. basically anything that they have available at the time. We are really helped by Food Link. They make our weekly grocery bill more manageable.

Food Link Agency

The majority of our food comes from Food Link, to serve snacks, lunch and meals for our youth. Now we have started a breakfast program! We can support youth who otherwise are underfed and needing support. Thank you everyone at the Food Bank!

Cornerstone Youth Centre

We are very reliant on the food bank. In order to feed the volume of people who are coming to us, we are picking up from the food bank two times a day, five days a week, and it’s only because of generous community support that we are able to provide the support Calgarians need in these trying times.

The Drop-In Centre

Be part of the change

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.

Volunteer

Donate your time. Volunteers are our lifeblood.

Host an event

Get creative and engage your community, host your own event.

Donate Food

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

Host an event

Get creative and engage your community, host your own event.

Donate Funds

Donate funds securely online, by mail or in person.

Volunteer

Donate your time. Volunteers are our lifeblood.

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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