Innovative online food drive encourages donors to #GiveHealthy across Alberta in April A new online food drive is coming to Alberta on April 16 – the first of its kind in Canada – and will encourage donors to ‘Give Healthy’ to participating local food banks. Today, Food Banks Alberta, the provincial association of 90 food banksRead more about #GiveHealthy online food drive announced in Alberta[…]
Residents and staff of Seasons Retirement Communities deliver turkeys to 20 food banks across Ontario and Alberta this December. “HungerCount 2016”, a report from Food Banks Canada indicates that as of March 2016, food banks assisted 335,944 people in Ontario and 79,293 in Alberta. Of those numbers, 16.1 per cent of food bank users inRead more about Turkeys donated to local food banks for the holiday season[…]
St Albert, AB: The Canadian Red Cross has contributed $424,000 to Edmonton’s Food Bank to help replenish food supplies used to support last summer’s wildfire evacuees. This donation was the final portion of a $2.6 million donation to Food Banks Alberta to support 19 food banks across the province who stepped in to assist in theRead more about Canadian Red Cross supports Edmonton’s Food Bank assistance of 2016 wildfire evacuees[…]
For a second year in a row, Pembina Pipeline Corporation has partnered with Food Banks Alberta on a Fresh Food Fund, a grant program which will disperse a total of $110,000 to help food banks in Alberta.
Our Annual General meeting was held on May 25, 2017 at the Leduc Game & Fish Association, with over 20 food bank members in attendance. Click ‘read more’ to access our annual report & financials for 2016.
Seasons Retirement Communities proudly announces a donation of 1,900 hams among nineteen food banks in the Alberta and Ontario communities where they operate retirement homes. Last year in Alberta, Seasons acquired Sunrise Village retirement communities. Seasons will deliver a total of 800 hams to food banks in each of the seven communities where a SunriseRead more about Food banks received a generous donation of hams for Easter[…]
The Walmart Foundation has donated $2.6 million dollars to support Food Banks Canada’s retail capacity building grant for food banks across Canada. This is in addition to a $2 million dollar grant, previously received from the Walmart Foundation. Capacity building grants allow food banks to support their clients by developing infrastructure and purchasing equipment forRead more about Walmart donation helps Alberta food banks[…]
Original Joe’s (OJ’s) is proud to announce that a total of $80,070 was raised by the Community Pint Program throughout 2016. The Community Pint Program, which raises funds by donating 50 cents from the purchase of each pint of a brewery partner’s beer, has raised more than $450,000 since its inception in 2013. This yearRead more about Original Joe’s donates funds from 2016 Community Pint Program[…]
Food bank use in Canada has increased nearly 28 per cent since 2008, with roughly 4 million Canadians struggling with food insecurity. Specifically in Alberta, food bank usage continues to increase significantly each year and has increased 136 per cent in the eight years alone. This time of year can be particularly stressful with theRead more about Loblaw Calls for Donations[…]
Record Food Bank Usage in Alberta Eight out of 10 provinces saw an increase in food bank usage across Canada this year, but in Alberta it climbed by 18 percent to a record number of clients. According to the national HungerCount survey released today, during the month of March this year, 79,293 Albertans accessed aRead more about HungerCount 2016[…]