403-253-2059 | info@calgaryfoodbank.com

WHAT WE DO

Food Hampers
Relieving food insecurity and providing support for clients who are experiencing emergency situations. We alleviate the stress of wondering where the next meal is coming from.
creating a hunger-free community

Fighting hunger and its root cause

Often we are the first line of emergency food support for families and individuals in crisis. Our food hampers meet Canada’s Food Guide and contain seven to 10 days’ worth of nutritious food for each person. When the stress of providing food is literally taken off the table, the emergency can then be addressed. The next step is a conversation to see how we can connect clients to other services.

Eligible people may receive up to seven hampers in a 12-month period. The first three hampers may be received through self-referral, while the other four must be a referral from one of our agency partners.

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Emergency Food hampers

Getting people the help they need

The Calgary Food Bank distributes more than 280 emergency food hampers every day. Our emergency triage system makes sure our clients, who come from all walks of life, get the help they need quickly.

We believe that good, nutritious food should not be out of reach for anyone. Our food hampers meet Canada’s Food Guide, they contain 28% perishables, 20% grains and 52% non-perishables

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Did You know?

Fast Facts

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

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Specialty Hampers

Specialty hampers help us meet the unique circumstances, diverse health and nutritional needs of our clients. There are hampers available for clients with food allergies and specific dietary restrictions. We also collaborate with non-profit agencies that work with the homeless population to provide hampers containing two to three days of ready to eat food.
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RENAL Hampers

Renal Hampers provide healthy, low in sodium food options while eliminating foods with high potassium as well as minimal processed foods.
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Celiac Hampers

Celiac hampers provide nutritious, gluten-free and celiac friendly foods for client who are unable to process gluten.
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Homeless hampers

Homeless Hampers are supplied to those living rough. Hampers include shelf-stable foods and ready-to-eat foods (pull-tab cans, heat and serve foods, or require only boiled water). Read more
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Infant Hampers

Infant and baby hampers include diapers, formula and baby food to ensure our youngest clients get what they need.

Prenatal Hampers

Expecting mothers have special dietary needs. These hampers provide extra milk and nutrients to new and expecting mothers.
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Pantry Hampers

Pantry hampers contain supplies that a household requires for the first month of residency, including cleaning supplies, hygiene items like soaps and shampoo as well as miscellaneous baking ingredients. Read more
Did You know?

Fast Facts

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

Celiac & Renal Hampers

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Hampers for the homeless

Infant and Prenatal Hampers
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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