host your own event

Planning Your Food & Fundraising Event 

We are by community, for community, meaning all donations come directly from generous community members like YOU!  Here are some steps to help you plan your own food and fundraising event: 

1. decide on the type of event you want to host

Virtual? Food drive? Fundraiser? 

2. Virtual Food Drive

Online fundraising pages are great ways 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.  

When you register your event, our Community Engagement Team will create your personal and unique fundraising page on the online giving platform, Canada Helps. You will receive a link by email so that you can review and approve it. Once you have approved the page, go ahead and start sharing it with your family, friends and coworkers to raise funds online. Online donations of $3 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt through Canada Helps.

3. food drive or fundraiser

Thinking of hosting an on-site food drive this year? Collecting food and funds is a great way to provide essential items for our clients experiencing food insecurity. 

We have boxes for your food drive, cash boxes for your fundraiser and resources to help you promote the event with your community. Register your event with us so we know how to support you!    

Donation boxes can be picked up or dropped off at our main location:
5000 11 Street SE, Loading Dock at Door 7
Monday to Thursday 8 am – 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 8 am – 3 pm

Food Drive

4. register your event

By registering your event we can support you, share your work and inspire others!  When you have submitted your form, our Community Engagement Team will contact you within 2 to 4 business days (dependent on the volume of registrations). 

5. get social

We love to see how your event is going! Be sure to tag us in your photos so we can share the love. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn and Instagram @CalgaryFoodBank.  

Fundraising Resources

Logos & Guidelines
Calgary Food Bank Logos & Guidelines
Wish List
Our Wish List
Fact Sheet
Calgary Food Bank Fast Facts

“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

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

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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