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London Drugs Partnership

Alberta Food Banks is pleased with the growth of the partnership with western Canadian retailer, London Drugs.

London Drugs has been a long-time supporter of food banks across Alberta through various community initiatives such as Five Hole for Food. In 2014, the company made this its first formal commitment to a sustainable program supporting food banks in the province. The company hoped to contribute more than 110,000 pounds of food and hygiene products annually. In 2014, more than 147,000 pounds of food and products was shared with food banks.

“We couldn’t be more thankful for this partnership with London Drugs,” said Stephanie Rigby, Executive Director of Alberta Food Banks. 

Rigby says that despite the great economic growth and success in Alberta, hunger persists at staggering levels.

“Significant portions of our province’s population are vulnerable and face significant challenges. Food insecurity – not knowing where your next meal is coming from – has become a norm, not an exception,” said Rigby.

“London Drugs is proud to support Alberta Food Banks and help them meet their goal of alleviating hunger across Alberta,” said Kevin Sorby, General Manager - Retail Operations for London Drugs. “We operate stores within many of the communities where there is a member of the Alberta Food Banks, and it’s important for us to be able to contribute locally and help people in the communities we serve.”

In addition to the corporate donations from the company, Sorby also says the partnership will open up more ways for London Drugs’ customers to easily give.

“Our customers often ask how they can contribute when our company participates in seasonal campaigns such as Five Hole for Food or holiday hamper drives,” said Sorby. “This partnership is a catalyst for us to find new ways to enable our customers to easily support as well.”

Food banks in 10 Alberta communities are receiving donated items through this partnership.

Alberta Food Banks is the provincial association of food banks in Alberta and represents 61 members from across the province. Our membership base is geographically diverse, reaching to all corners of the province. We have dozens of volunteer-operated food banks in small communities and hamlets, members in most major towns and cities across the province, as well as the two largest food banks in the province – Calgary Interfaith Food Bank and Edmonton’s Food Bank. The association was created in 1998 to support food banks by providing resources and networking opportunities to its members. Our mission is to advance the vital role, capacity and voice of Alberta’s food banks through advocacy, educational opportunities and exceptional member services.

Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs has 79 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba including its online store www.londondrugs.com London Drugs offers consumers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 7,500 people with pharmacy and health care services being the heart of its business. Committed to innovation and superior customer service, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring company and continues to position itself for future growth and development.


Want to donate food but don't know what to give? Most food banks have specific items they need regularly. These 'Most Wanted' items vary from one food bank to another, but we have created a list to help you support your local food bank.


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