What we doFood Rescue & movement
Food Rescue and Movement
A hunger-free community
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
President & CEO, Calgary Food Bank
of food donations
come from more than
362 food industry partners
OUR FOOD INDUSTRY PARTNERS INCLUDE:
• Grocery stores
• Farmers markets
• Transportation companies
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.