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Riding the riding to support food banks

Marlo Raynolds will cycle from Lake Louise to Airdrie on June 5 to 7 with a group of cyclists to support the food banks in the area. They will stop in each community to collect food donations and funds for food banks along the way.

Come out to meet the riders and show your support for food banks. Email events@votemarlo.ca for more details on when and where they will be in your community.

You can donate through this website to support the local food banks. Please specify "Riding the Riding donation" in the...

June 5, 2015 (All day) to June 7, 2015 (All day)

From May 25-26, Sandyview Farms in Spruce Grove will donate 12% of retail sales to the Parkland Food Bank.

Retail sales do not include catering, restaurant, beverages, processing, pre-orders and sale/discounted items.

There will be a sign-up sheet at the till as they require a minimum of 12 signatures supporting the shopping days to earn the 12%. One signature per household purchase.

Sandy View Farms is located at 155 South Avenue, Spruce Grove.

May 25, 2015 2:00 pm to May 26, 2015 6:00 pm

Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar will raise funds for food banks over the next four months through its Community Pint program at OJ’s locations throughout Western Canada.

Between now and May 31, 2015, Original Joe’s and Big Rock will each donate 25 cents to provincial food bank associations in each participating market for every Original Joe’s Red pint sold at OJ’s locations. Alberta Food Banks is the recipient of funds in this province.

OJ’s popular Community Pint program, part of their overall Community Care Fund, provides locations the opportunity to fundraise for an organization of their...

ChangeIt® lets you automatically round up your debit, credit, or mobile wallet purchases and donate the difference to causes you care about - like Alberta Food Banks.

BMO Bank of Montreal is the first of the "Big 5" Canadian bank partner with ChangeIt. Get started here:


  1. Register your card
  2. Choose one or more charities
  3. Set your monthly rounding limits

Watch your small change make a world of difference!

You can track your donations online, control your rounding preferences any time and even set a monthly maximum. You'll also receive monthly giving summaries and an...

Alberta Food Banks is celebrating a new 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. However, this marks the company’s first formal commitment to a sustainable program supporting food banks in the province. The company expects to contribute more than 110,000 pounds of food and hygiene products annually.

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

Online auction of Alan Jackson tickets

Davis Automotive Group has generously donated 2 tickets to the Friday, September 26 Alan Jackson concert in Lethbridge, AB, to be auctioned off, with proceeds benefitting Interfaith Food Bank of Lethbridge.
Show Details:
Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Concert Location: Enmax Centre (2510 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge)
Seat Location: Section C, Row 6, Seats 12 & 13.
Special Guests: Terri Clark and Hey Romeo
The approximate retail value of the set of tickets is $205.00. If the successful bid amount exceeds the retail value, a charitable tax receipt will be issued for the...

Rise in repeat food bank users reflects high cost of living

By Jason van Rassel, Calgary Herald (This article appeared on Sept. 2, 2014)

Alberta’s minimum wage went up this week, but social service agencies in the Calgary region say they’re seeing more evidence working families are having trouble making ends meet.

Calgary’s main food bank and others around the city are reporting increased use over last year, citing the region’s low vacancy rate and resulting high rents as one of the main drivers of the trend.

“There are a lot of people who ask me, ‘We still need food banks in Alberta?’ and they’re quite astonished,” said Stephanie Rigby, executive...

Have you ever wanted to see behind the scenes at a food bank? Check out Edmonton's Food Bank Open House on Sept. 24 from 4 - 8pm with special guests, a door prize draw, a free BBQ, a food community information fair...and an appearance from the Grey Cup! RSVP to special events 780.425.2133.

Tools For School


Through a partnership with United Way the Leduc & District Food Bank has been designated as the collection/distribution centre for the United Way Tools for School Program in Leduc and Leduc County.

The annual Tools for School campaign which encourages the community to make contributions in support of the program runs from July through September. Donations can be made at any Staples location, Leduc Wal-Mart, Leduc Canadian Tire and at the Leduc and District Food Bank during this campaign time.  Donations can be made year round at the Leduc &...


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.