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Hampers for those experiencing Homelessness

Providing Food To The City’s Most Vulnerable

This program was created in 1999 as a response to partner organizations’ concerns regarding the homeless population’s access to food. These hampers provide short-term relief of hunger with easy to open, ready to eat, shelf stable food for one to two days. A bulk food option is also available to partner organizations who prefer to customize content for their client base.

The hampers and the food they provide are invaluable to vulnerable individuals and the organizations that serve them. Food is a catalyst to supporting anyone in need, and this hamper program gives the qualified partners who serve the homeless population a starting point for conversation with those in crisis.

The estimated market value for a hamper is $30. While this provides financial relief for the recipient and the community partner, the value of the hamper goes far beyond the dollar amount. When partner organizations aren’t focusing on food, they can focus on their core programming and use their resources to connect and work more closely with their clients, increasing their chances of being transitioned out of homelessness.

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.

Hampers for those experiencing Homelessness Snapshot

“Alpha House’s Outreach Teams serve thousands of individuals on the streets of Calgary every year and we are incredibly grateful to our partners at the Calgary Food Bank who support many of our programs. The Hampers for the Homeless Program and, in particular, the Ice River water donation was a critical avenue of support for unhoused individuals during the heat waves we experienced this summer. Thank you to the whole team at the food bank!”

Charlene Wilson, Alpha House Outreach Manager

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

Hampers for the homeless

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How You Can Help

Donate Food

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

Donate Funds

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Donate your time. Volunteers are our lifeblood.

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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


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2:00 pm – 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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