How do I use the Calgary Food Bank?

The Basics

Food hampers are provided for low-income persons in need and provide enough food to sustain one person for one week. Eligible recipients can receive up to 7 food hampers per year. The Calgary Food Bank provides food hampers for a range of diets and needs, including for clients with celiac disease, kidney diseases, expecting mothers, and babies and children.

The Calgary Food Bank’s website lists the steps involved in applying for a food hamper. This guide was adapted from their page.

The Steps

Step 1: Call 403.253.2055, the Hamper Request Line

The Request Line is open during these hours:Mon.10:30 a.m. – 7:15 p.m.Tues.10:30 a.m.  –  7:15 p.m.Wed.10:30 a.m. – 7:15 p.m.Thurs.10:30 a.m. – 7:15 p.m.Fri.10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Step 2: Book a Hamper

Step 3: Pick up your Hamper

Acceptable Identification (ID) includes: Driver’s License, Health Care Card, Passport, Birth Certificate, PR Card or Immigration Paperwork.

CIES Guides are a volunteer-led project made possible through contributions from the community.

Thanks to Whitney Loewen for help with this guide. If you want to suggest a correction to this guide, or want to submit one of your own, please contact us.

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TIES is located on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy comprising the Siksika, Piikani and Kanai First Nations, the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.