A gift from the heart
We accept donations of perishable and non-perishable food items. Perishable items, such as produce, meat and dairy, can only be donated at our warehouse. This ensures we can store it at the correct temperatures and get it to our clients as soon as possible. Non-perishable items are accepted at most grocery stores and food drives.
01. TOP Needs
- Canned Tomatoes
- Peanut Butter
- Nut-free Granola Bars
- Baby Cereal
02. Fresh Donations
We accept donations of fresh produce and perishables. Whether it’s fresh produce from your garden or the market, meat or dairy. You can bring your donations directly to us! Get more information.
03. OTHER ITEMS
We accept other food items such as baby and unopened pet food. All though food is our top one priority, we do accept non-food related items such hygiene products and supplies for our birthday party kits. Find out more.
CREATING A HUNGER-FREE COMMUNITY.
Our Wish List
VEGETABLES: Carrots, Peas, Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables, Tomatoes
FRUIT: Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Mixed fruit, Oranges
PROTEIN: Ham, turkey, chicken, salmon, tuna, beans
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Pasta Sauce
- 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
- Out of date food items
- Candy and pop
- Dented or unlabelled cans
- Broken and open packages
- Homemade food
Fresh from the heart
We accept fresh donations
We accept donations of fresh produce and perishables. Whether it’s fresh produce from your garden or the market, meat or dairy. You can bring your donations directly to us at 5000 11 Street SE (Loading Dock Door #3), Monday to Thursday: 8 am – 7:30 pm and Friday to Saturday: 8 am – 3 pm.
Please note that COVID-19 Safety Protocols are in place. When you arrive, please ring the buzzer at Door 3 and wait at the bottom of the stairs for assistance.
Not sure if you can donate something?
Other items we accept
All though food is our number one priority, we take non-food related items and gifts-in-kind on a case by-case basis.
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.
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.
Our baby hampers are provided to our youngest clients, newborns and infants up to 12 months old. We accept donations of baby food (Stages 1, 2 and 3), infant formula (Stages 1 and 2), and diapers (the most needed diaper sizes are 4, 5 and 6). We accept unopened and opened packages of diapers.
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.
Are you donating from food industry?
Our vital Food Industry partnerships provide 80% 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.