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National Food Share

The National Food Sharing System (NFSS) is available to all members of Alberta Food Banks and is coordinated nationally by Food Banks Canada.

Through NFSS, Food Banks Canada acquires and shares large industry donations of food and consumer products and coordinate national-level and large-scale food drives for our food bank network, from corporations such as Kraft Canada, Kelloggs, Canada Dry Motts, General Mills, P&G, and many more.
Food Banks Canada then distributes the food to provincial associations according to the HungerCount that is done on a yearly basis. Alberta Food Banks then distributes this food to member food banks throughout their province, according to the count.In 2014, Alberta Food Banks directly distributed 344,423 lbs of food to 34 member food banks across Alberta - up 38,000 lbs over 2013. The value of the donation food was approximately $1.3 million.

To access food from the National Food Share System (NFSS) current Alberta Food Banks members must complete a request form. Food is shipped out in full or mixed pallets from both Edmonton and Calgary.

Members, print an NFSS order form:  Download NFSS request form 2015.docx (63.11 KB)


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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