No matter what time of year it is, it’s always a good time to help out your local food bank.
Whether you’re donating food, clothing, or your time – these spots are thankful to have your input. Many of these organizations have ‘wish lists’, or specific items they need, so be sure to check out their websites beforehand if you’re picking up some things for those in need.
Here are 9 food banks in and around Calgary and where you can donate.
Please note donation hours may differ from pickup/distribution hours.
Address: 20 East Lake Way, Airdrie
Donation Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm except Wednesday, when it is open 8:30 am to 8 pm.
Address: 455 Cougar Street, Banff
Donation Hours: Call 403-762-1060 to set up a time to donate.
Facebook: Banff Food Bank
Address: #105, 100 Rainbow Road, Chestermere
Donation Hours: Call 403-273-0777 to set up a time to donate.
Facebook: Chestermere Food Bank
Address: 3751 21 Street NE
Donation Hours: Call 403-560-8775 to set up a time to donate.
Facebook: Community Kitchen Program of Calgary
Address: 5000 11 Street SE (loading door 3)
Donation hours: Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30 pm and Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm.
Address: 5000 11 Street SE
Donation Hours: Call 403-253-2059 to set up a time to donate.
Address: Veterans Food Bank, 4539 6 Street NE
Donation Hours: Call 403-265-6304 to set up a time to donate.
Address: 251 MacEwan Student Centre, 2500 University Drive NW
Donation Hours: Call 403-220-6551 to set up a time to donate.
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Address: The Mustard Seed Downtown – 102 11 Avenue SE
Donation Hours: Seven days a week, 7am to 7 pm
Address: The Mustard Seed Shelter – 7025 44 Street SE
Donation Hours: Seven days a week, 7 am to 9 pm
Address: The Mustard Seed Resource Sorting Centre – Bay 27, 4216-54 Avenue SE
Donation Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 1 to 4 pm