403-253-2059 | info@calgaryfoodbank.com
A gift from the heart

Donate Food

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.

Help make each emergency food hamper meet Canada’s
Food Guidelines by donating our most needed items. Our hampers contain 52% non-perishable items, 28% perishables and 20% grains.

Creating a hunger-free community.

Our Wish List

Creating a hunger-free community.

Our Wish List

Canned Goods
Canned Food

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

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

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


Non-perishable Food Items
  • 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

  • Out of date food items
  • Supplements
  • 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!

5000 11 Street SE (Loading Dock Door #3)
Monday to Thursday: 8 am – 7:30 pm
Friday: 8 am – 3 pm
In December Door 3 is open the first 3 Saturdays (December 1, 8, 15) from 8 am – 3 pm.

Fresh food (dairy, meat, vegetables) in grocery bag

Donating your harvest

Donating at the food bank

We love when people donate their harvest from their garden, it’s a fantastic way for us to add fresh produce to the food hampers. Bring your harvest to our warehouse so we can store it at the proper temperature and add to hampers right away!

Sorry, we don’t accept …

Many people aren’t sure what to do with crab apples and rhubarb, we find it very hard to give them away to clients and agencies. Let’s not waste them! The Mustard Seed Shelter is more than happy to take these fruits. Contact the Mustard Seed for more information on drop-offs.

Community owned. Community supported.

Thank You YYC

$28 Million

value of the food donated in 2018

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.

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.

Toothbrush and Soap

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 Paw

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 pet food and treats.

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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.

Donating Food

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.

Grocery store employee in front of produce

5000 11 St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

Main line: 403-253-2059
Fax: 403-259-4240


Monday to Thursday: 10:30 am – 7:15 pm
Friday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm


Monday: 1 – 3:30 pm, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday:
10:30 am – 3:30 pm, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Friday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm


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


Monday to Friday: 7 am – 2 pm


Monday to Thursday: 8 am – 7:30 pm
Friday: 8 am – 3 pm
*Door 3 is open Saturday Dec 1, 8, 15
from 8 am – 3 pm *

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