Donate Food

Our Wish List

Canned Food

VEGETABLES: Carrots, Peas, Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables, Tomatoes

FRUIT: Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Mixed fruit, Oranges

PROTEIN: Ham, turkey, chicken, salmon, tuna, beans


  • Pasta
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Juice
  • Peanut Butter

Donate while you shop

You can donate while you grocery shop. There are non-perishable donation bins at most major grocery stores in Calgary.

Items we can't accept

  • Expired food items (learn more)
  • Supplements
  • Candy and pop
  • Dented or unlabelled cans
  • Broken and open packages
  • Homemade food

Other Items We Accept

Hygiene Items

Often when clients come to us, food is not their only insecurity. Hygiene products are often expensive and difficult for those in need to acquire. Products like shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and deodorant are put in hampers for those who express a need.

Pet Food

Whether they talk with their beaks or walk on four feet, our pets are cherished parts of our family and they need just as much help, love and nutrition as we do. Help feed furry family members by donating unopened pet food and treats.

Birthday Party Kits

The birthday room is a special place at the Food Bank. Birthday party kits are available for children aged one to 12, who might not otherwise enjoy the luxury of a birthday party. We accept donations of bags, cards, party supplies, books, art and school supplies, games, toys, cakes mixes, icing, balloons and candles.

Baby items

Our baby hampers are provided to our youngest clients, newborns and infants up to 12 months old. We accept donations of baby cereal, infant formula, and diapers (the most needed diaper sizes are 4, 5 and 6). We accept unopened and opened packages of diapers.

Are You Donating From Food Industry?

Our vital Food Industry partnerships provide 91% of our food donations. This tremendous support helps out people who need help with food, but more importantly, it helps them to focus on the challenges they need to address to prevent future food insecurity.


Donating Your Harvest

Plant an Extra row

When planting your own garden, consider planting an extra row to donate to the food bank. Whether it’s a bag, a bunch or a bushel, it all adds up to help provide our neighbours with fresh produce.

we don’t accept

Any home grown fruit. View our recommended organizations that can accept your home grown fruit donation.

Drop Off Your Donation

Drop off your donations at door 7 at our warehouse located at 5000 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5. Operating hours are:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm

Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


Take a picture of your donation and tag us @CalgaryFoodBank on social media!

Other Ways You Can Help

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.

Social Media

Follow us on socials! @calgaryfoodbank

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

Or book online



Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


5020 12A Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5K9


Reception: 403-253-2059


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