Rural Transportation Subsidy Program

This subsidy program provides reimbursement for costs incurred by rural and smaller food banks to acquire donated food through the provincial network. This fund supports current Food Bank Alberta members. For this program, a rural food bank is defined as being located in a community with a population of 25,000 people or less.

Rural Transportation Subsidy Program Guidelines


The subsidy assistance program funds will be allocated according to a rural food banks’ proximity to the 2 major urban centres.

Applications for 2016 are now closed.




Food banks should keep transportation receipts and reporting from ‘Eligible Costs’ below to apply for 2017 subsidies.

Eligible Costs:

  1. Renting trucks for transport to or within eligible communities;
  2. Hiring third-party transportation for transport to or within eligible communities;
  3. Gas mileage reimbursement costs for transport to or within eligible communities at a rate of $.40 per kilometre.

This subsidy will cover costs incurred from January 1,2017 – December 31, 2017.

2017 applications can be submitted starting December 2017 .