What You Can Do
1.Consider giving your time and volunteer!
Our volunteers are the heart of the Food Bank. We could not do what we do without the 160+ caring Calgarians that come in to the warehouse every week.
Anyone can volunteer: Individuals, families and groups (such as church groups, youth, corporate teams, sports clubs, retirement clubs) are all welcome!
Please note that there are some age restrictions for children who must be at least 12 years old to volunteer in the warehouse and require accompanying adult supervision up to age 15. Minimum age for volunteering at special events is 8 years old with an adult.
Volunteers perform a variety of tasks such as:
- Sorting incoming food donations
- Receiving and recording donations
- Assembling emergency food hampers
- General light warehouse duties
- Welcoming families and individuals who have come to the Food Bank
- Handing out emergency food hampers
- Administrative duties
- Assembling Birthday Bags for children
- Organizing and operating the Baby Room
- Answering the Hamper Request Line
- Driving throughout the community collecting donations
Accepting donations at various special events across the city
Special events are another fun way to volunteer for the Food Bank outside of the warehouse and main building, possibly even in your own community! The positions are flexible enough to fit in with the rest of the activities in your life and allow for younger family members and groups to participate. Opportunities range from collecting food and funds at events such as the CP Holiday Train, Christmas campaigns and Put The Boots to Hunger at the Calgary Stampede! There are many, many more events as well. Phone Volunteer Resources at 403.253.2059, extension #2
2. Donate Food
Check our Wish List of most needed non-perishable to consider donating and drop your donation in a Food Bank bin at any of the following Calgary stores:
- Josh’s No Frills
- The Bownesian Grocer
- MRT Family Foods
- Community Natural Foods
- several Kal-Tire locations
3. Donate Money
For every dollar donated to the Calgary Food Bank, we can in turn distribute $5 worth of food.
Making donations today, every month, or for the future is easy.
Individuals can call Christina at 403-319-0833 to make a donation and corporate or community donors may contact Keoma at 403-319-0840 to make a financial contribution.