How We Do It
The Airdrie Food Bank provides a variety of programs in order to meet the need for emergency food support in families, individuals, adults, children and even babies! All who access our services are referred to other supports through our partnerships with other agencies. Our goal is to strengthen our program participants so they no longer require our services.
Regular Hampers | Hampers provide 7 to 10 days’ worth of food for individuals and families. Hampers contain all food groups including meat, dairy and produce. Hampers can be accessed 6 times in a 12 month period and only once every 30 days. Clients must qualify for this program.
Milk and Formula for New Moms | Milk and/or formula are provided to support moms and their babies. This program operates in partnership with the Alberta Health Services who makes the referrals and monitor the health of mom and baby.
Best Beginnings Hampers | Best Beginnings is for expecting moms and their families. The program operates in partnership with the Alberta Health Services and Community Links. Women are referred to us and we provide nutritious food support for them while they are expecting.
Emergency Packs | A day’s worth of food that doesn’t need preparation including items such as juice boxes, easy open cans, granola bars and high protein nutritious snacks. Packs are distributed by local partner agencies and churches to individuals as needed.
Snack Attack | Emergency snack, breakfast and lunch food items are provided to any student who is hungry through 22 school programs in Airdrie and surrounding area. We do not limit items given to what has been donated only – so items are purchased by us as needed.
R.J.Hawkey Breakfast Program | A program that feeds breakfast to children aged five to ten every school day. Operating from 7:15 until 8:00 a.m.. this program fills a vital need in the children’s lives, providing nutritional support as well as caring for their social and emotional needs.
Bread & Extras | Bread and extra food items are available to anyone in need at any time during our regular office hours. Clients do not need to qualify for this program and are encouraged to stop in any time we are open – and as often as needed to pick up available extras.
Community Kitchen Programs | Our Community Kitchen allows us to be more proactive, providing preventative skills to our clients as well as building community. We share this facility with other agencies and with our business community, providing space for them as well as bringing additional revenue and sustainability to our organization. For more information visit our Community Kitchen page.
For more information about our Programs, visit our Programs & Services page.