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Calgary Food Bank Programs & Services

The Calgary Food Bank is the city’s 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 many community partners means we can work collaboratively towards solving the problem of food insecurity in Calgary.

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 days worth of nutritious food for each person.

Food link Program

The Food Link program provides food and supplies to qualified organizations so they can focus their resources on important program delivery dealing with root causes of food insecurity​. 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.

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  food that discreetly fits into a backpack.

Hampers for the Homeless

The Hampers for the Homeless Program provides food to communities that work with those experiencing homelessness 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 partners 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. Working in collaboration with the Community Kitchen Program of Calgary, hampers are distributed with essential items to establish a new household.

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.”

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.


Donate your time. Volunteers are our lifeblood.

Host an event

Get creative and engage your community, host a fundraiser.

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


By appointment only

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 10:30 am, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm,
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

8:00 am – 10:30 am, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm,
2:00 pm– 4:00 pm

9:00 am – 11:30 am, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Get the hours for our satellite locations.


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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