403-253-2059 | info@calgaryfoodbank.com
WHAT WE DO
Feeding YYC

We are the city’s main charitable food hub and the most accessible food bank in Calgary serving families, individuals and organizations. Together, we fight hunger and its root causes because no one should go hungry. 

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Calgary Food Bank Programs

The Calgary Food Bank is the city’s main charitable food hub and the first line of support for anyone facing a food emergency. Addressing the food is our first step in triaging their emergency, then we make critical connections for them with our community partners and their programs. Our relationships in the community and food support to hundreds of other agencies means we can work collaboratively towards solving the problem of food insecurity in Calgary. Together, we fight hunger and its root causes because no one should go hungry. 

Our programs

The Calgary Food Bank is the city’s main charitable food hub and the first line of support for anyone facing a food emergency. Addressing the food is our first step in triaging their emergency, then we make critical connections for them with our community partners and their programs. Our relationships in the community and food support to hundreds of other agencies means we can work collaboratively towards solving the problem of food insecurity in Calgary. Together, we fight hunger and its root causes because no one should go hungry. 

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Emergency Food Hampers

The Emergency Food Hamper Program is at the core of our mission and what we do every day. The program is available to families and individuals who are experiencing food insecurity due to emergency situations. The food hampers contain seven to 10 days worth of nutritious food for each person.

Food link Program

Food Link provides quality food and supplies to Calgary organizations. It was created in co-operation with our food industry partners who were looking for ways to broaden their donations to other groups in Calgary. Since we have the community connections and the capacity to handle bulk food donations, it was a natural fit.

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Weekends and more

 
When hundreds of students in Calgary were identified as chronically hungry, the Calgary Board of Education school-based partnership, Weekends and More, was created. Since 2014, students have received nutritious food hampers containing two to three days’ worth of kid-friendly food that discreetly fits into a backpack.

Hampers for the Homeless

 

The Hampers for the Homeless Program provides food to agencies that work with the homeless population in Calgary. 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 agencies who prefer to customize content for their client base. 

Welcome Home Program

 
The Welcome Home Program provides hampers containing pantry staples, cleaning supplies, and hygiene items to individuals and families transitioning into housing after experiencing homelessness. Working in collaboration with the Community Kitchen Program of Calgary, hampers are distributed with essential items to establish a new household.
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Food 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. We directly collect from food industry and redirect food locally, provincially and even nationally. We are considered a critical food distribution hub and closely work with food industry to ensure food is delivered where it is needed most.

“Very friendly volunteers and lots of great food! I appreciate every single person there and everyone who makes the food bank possible.”
Did You know?

Fast Facts

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

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Food Link Partners

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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 Friday: 8:30 am – 7 pm

HAMPER PICK-UP
CALGARY FOOD BANK LOCATION

By Appointment Only
Monday to Friday
10:30 am – 1:30 pm | 2:30 – 7 pm
Get the hours for our satellite locations.

HOURS
ADMINISTRATION

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4 pm

FOOD LINK

By appointment only
Monday to Friday: 8:30 – 11 am

LOADING DOCK, DOOR 3

Monday to Thursday: 8 am – 7:30 pm
Friday: 8 am – 3 pm

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