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What we do

Food Rescue & movement
Food rescue is the process of gleaning viable food so that it is not going to waste. Instead it’s redirected to support local communities.
Food Rescue and Movement

A hunger-free community

We rescue viable quality food through gleaning. Food collected directly from food industry is redirected to support communities locally, provincially and even nationally. Our experience and expertise allow us to work within the food industry’s supply chain to ensure food is delivered to where it is needed most.

Securing quality food donations ensures nutritious food for clients and partner agencies working to reduce the root causes of poverty. It also identifies true waste and related costs. The Calgary Food Bank and food industry work together to find opportunities that will result in a hunger-free community with zero waste.

%

of food donations come from 362 food industry partners

Food insecurity isn’t just a case of not enough food, it’s also about getting the food to the place where people need it.”
James McAra
President & CEO, Calgary Food Bank
Did You know?

Fast Facts

Numbers reflect our fiscal year, September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

Value of food rescued ($)

Food Industry partners

pounds of food Distributed

83%

of food donations
come from more than

362 food industry partners

OUR FOOD INDUSTRY PARTNERS INCLUDE:
• Grocery stores
• Farmers markets
• Wholesalers
• Manufacturers
• Vendors
• Transportation companies
• Processors
• Farms

illustration of Food Industry Businesses

Food movement in a crisis

We are part of a provincial and national network that works with relief organizations, food banks, food industry and transportation companies to provide food support in times of disaster.

How do we do this? Calgary is a delivery hub for the food industry supply chain. We worked for over 35 years to become a link in that chain. Our capacity to accept and distribute large volumes of food allows us to redistribute to other organizations as part of the Regional and National Food Share program. This capacity provides flexibility to mobilize and direct food when and where it’s needed in times of crisis such as the 2013 Alberta floods, the 2016 Fort McMurray and 2017 and 2018 B.C. wildfires.

Moving food

Food movement in a crisis

We are part of a provincial and national network that works with relief organizations, food banks, food industry and transportation companies to provide food support in times of disaster.

How do we do this? Calgary is a delivery hub for the food industry supply chain. We worked for over 35 years to become a link in that chain. Our capacity to accept and distribute large volumes of food allows us to redistribute to other organizations as part of the Regional and National Food Share program. This capacity provides flexibility to mobilize and direct food when and where it’s needed in times of crisis such as the 2013 Alberta floods, the 2016 Fort McMurray and 2017 and 2018 B.C. wildfires.

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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