403-253-2059 | info@calgaryfoodbank.com

Donate Food

01. TOP Needs

  • canned meat – tuna, turkey & chicken – preferably with pop-tops
  • canned tomatoes
  • canned beans
  • baby food – specifically stage 3
  • gluten free items – pasta, cereal, crackers

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. Although 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.

Our Wish List

Canned Vegetables
Canned Food

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

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

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

SOUPS

Grains
  • Pasta
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Rice
  • Cereal
Other ITEMS
  • 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

  • Out of date food items
  • Supplements
  • Candy and pop
  • Dented or unlabelled cans
  • Broken and open packages
  • Homemade food

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.

Sorry, we don’t accept …

Any home grown fruit.

Thank You YYC

$32.4 Million

VALUE OF THE FOOD DONATED IN 2019

Other Items We Accept

Although food is our number one priority, we take non-food related items and gifts-in-kind on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Baby items

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.

Pantry

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
MAIN LOCATION (WAREHOUSE)

5000 11 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

FOOD LINK

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

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NEED FOOD?
CALL TO REQUEST A HAMPER
403-253-2055

Monday to Thursday: 8:15 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:15 am – 4:00 pm

HAMPER PICK-UP
CALGARY FOOD BANK LOCATION

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

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

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

Get the hours for our satellite locations.

Administration
ANNEX HOURS

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

ANNEX LOCATION

5020 12A Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5K9

CONTACT

Main line: 403-253-2059
Fax: 403-259-4240
info@calgaryfoodbank.com

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