403-253-2059 | info@calgaryfoodbank.com

WHAT WE DO

Hampers for the homeless
Hampers provided to those living rough for the short term relief of hunger, they include shelf-stable and ready-to-eat food items.
creating a hunger-free community

Providing food to the cities most vulnerable

On a given night, 3,430 Calgarians experience homelessness. Homelessness puts a strain on both taxpayers and various social agencies costing the Canadian economy $7 billion annually due to the cost of emergency shelters, social services, health care, and corrections.

Food is a catalyst to supporting anyone in need and this hamper program gives the 15 homeless serving agencies a starting point for conversation with those in crisis. Each week more than 300 hampers for the homeless are distributed through our community partners and provide two days of food for 14,080 Calgarians with inadequate shelter. Hampers include shelf-stable and ready-to-eat food items (pull-tab cans, heat and serve foods, or require only boiled water).

Fruit cups, granola bars & Milk-to-go
“Thanks to the Food Bank, the DOAP Team is able to give out food in the community to those experiencing homelessness. The team uses the food as an engagement tool to start the conversation of what they can assist individuals with. Providing a basic need such as food is essential to our outreach work in building rapport with those experiencing homelessness.

Our Encampment team works with people sleeping outside. Being able to provide food to those who do not access shelters is the first step in building trust to start the conversation about how to get them into housing.

By providing homeless hampers from the Food Bank it adds to our ability to meet clients where they are at and get them to engage with us around other social issues they might be facing”

Adam Melnyk, Calgary Alpha House
Did You know?

Fast Facts

Numbers reflect our fiscal year, September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Experiencing homelessness Per Night

partner agencies

Hampers for the homeless

Money Saved
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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