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Host your event

Planning Your Event

We are community owned and community supported, meaning all of our donations come directly from generous community members like YOU! Hosting your own fundraiser is a great way to help support the community and feed Calgary.

This year, due to continued restrictions and food bank resources, we are encouraging the Calgary community to host virtual food drives, in lieu of the traditional food drive. With a virtual food drive, we create you a personalized fundraising page through Canada Helps that you can share with your community to raise funds online. Anyone who donates online will automatically receive a tax receipt. The funds you raise will help feed fellow Calgarians!

Did you know for every $1 donated we can distribute $5 worth of food?

Host a fundraiser
Virtual Food Drive

Bring your fundraiser to the next level by having an online fundraising page. Share the link with your family, friends and coworkers, asking them to consider making a donation.
Online fundraising pages are great to support an activity that you are participating in, complement an event or milestone that you are celebrating, or simply to raise funds to help feed Calgary. Donations made online of $3 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt through our online giving platform Canada Helps. Did you know for every $1 donated we can distribute $5 worth of food?

Please email our team members, or call 403-253-2059 ext 3

Traditional Food Drive or Fundraiser

Hosting a traditional food drive this year? Here are some things to expect this year to help us provide essential items for our clients experiencing food insecurity.

  • Please focus your food drive on one of our most needed items: canned tomatoes, kraft dinner, canned fruit, or peanut butter.
  • Please email our team members, or call 403-253-2059 ext 3
  • Food drive boxes will need to be picked up at our Main Location 5000 11 Street SE Donation Centre which is Loading Dock Door 7, Monday to Thursday 8 am – 7:30 pm and Friday 8 am – 3 pm.
Food donation box
Step 1: Register your Food drive OR Fundraiser

Whether you are hosting a food drive to collect food donations from friends, family, coworkers or clients; or hosting an online fundraiser to help feed Calgary, make sure you register your event. By registering your fundraiser we can support your event, share your work and inspire others, and so we can say thank you!

Step 2: Learn More

Learn more about us through our fast facts, wish list and other great resources. Use them in your own fundraiser to help feed Calgary! Get the resources.

Step 3: Get Social

Connect with us on social media, we love to see what you are up to in the community. Be sure to tag us in your photos so we can share the love. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook and  Instagram @CalgaryFoodBank. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #FeedYYC!

“I knew I could make a difference by helping the food bank. I talked to my mom about it and did some research. I learned that the food bank can get more food with money than I can buying the food myself. I know families with special dietary needs so you often need to buy stuff. I decided to collect toonies. Every kid has a toonie laying around. I decided it would be cool to try to raise $200, that seemed like a reasonable amount to aim for. The total raised was $397.70.”

Brandon, Leadership Student

Fundraising Resources

Our Wish List
Fast Facts
Fast Facts
Logos & Guidelines
Calgary Food Bank Logos & Guidelines
 offline donation form
Offline Donation Form | Track offline donations from your event with the offline  donation form.

Get In Touch

Contact our Community Engagement team at 403-253-2059 Ext. 3 or by email.

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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