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What we do
Food Link
With the Food Link Program organizations can focus their time and resources on important program delivery instead of sourcing food.
Food Link Program

Fighting hunger and its root cause

The Food Link Program provides quality bulk food and supplies to charitable organizations so they can focus their resources on program development and delivery. 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.

Food is a great connector and many of these organizations connect with clients over meals and snacks with vulnerable populations. Agencies that utilize Food Link 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. Want to know more? Visit our Charity Intelligence page to review the program goals and learnings. To access Food Link organizations must go through an application process. For more information contact us at 403-253-2059 or by email.

“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 Calgary Drop-In Centre

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Fast Facts

Numbers reflect our fiscal year, September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

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Food Link Partners

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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.

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.


Donate your time. Volunteers are our lifeblood.

Host an event

Get creative and engage your community, host a fundraiser.


5000 11 St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

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


Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 7 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4 pm


By Appointment Only
Monday to Thursday:
8 – 10:30 am, 11 am – 1:30pm
2 – 4:30pm, 5 – 7:30pm
8 – 10:30am, 11am – 1:30pm, 2 – 3:30pm
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Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4 pm


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

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