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#TogetherAgain – Food Banks Alberta’s Annual Conference

Food Banks Alberta had the opportunity to come together as an Association for the first time in over two years for our Annual Conference, welcoming over 160 members from across the province. Hosted by Mountain View Food Bank in  Olds, Alberta, the theme “Together Again” seemed fitting as we gathered for three days of collaboration,Read more about #TogetherAgain – Food Banks Alberta’s Annual Conference[…]

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Brush-Up Alberta!

Oral Health Month is here! The Alberta Dental Association and College, Alberta Dental Foundation, Maxident Dental Software, and Dentacloud are teaming up for Oral Health Month. Join us in raising funds to provide oral hygiene kits to Food Banks Alberta. With nearly 13% of Albertans facing food insecurity and utilizing services such as Food BanksRead more about Brush-Up Alberta![…]

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Release: Food Banks Alberta Invites Albertans to Join Together at The Table on Family Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Food Banks Alberta Invites Albertans to Join Together at The Table on Family Day Albertans are Invited to Unite for a Chili Dinner and Free Virtual Show in Support of 108 Community Food Banks Across Alberta FEBRUARY 17, 2021 (Leduc, AB): Food Banks Alberta is bringing Albertans together for a bowl ofRead more about Release: Food Banks Alberta Invites Albertans to Join Together at The Table on Family Day[…]

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RELEASE: Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation 50/50 Aiming To Feed Thousands In Need

Food Banks across central and northern Alberta are getting an extra financial boost thanks to a progressive 50/50 jackpot from the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF). The jackpot will grow over two games on February 9 and 11, and will benefit Food Banks Alberta and Edmonton’s Food Bank. With more Albertans experiencing first-hand the pressures of rising gas, grocery and living costs, 50/50 proceeds will provide food and essentials to those relying on the food bank for support. 

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Alberta Chicken Producers donates $30,000

Doug Tweddle, Chair of Food Banks Alberta joined Alberta Chicken Producers’ Board of Directors to present a $30,000 cheque to Food Banks Alberta.

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Arianna Scott Appointed CEO of Food Banks Alberta

Food Banks Alberta announced today that Arianna Scott has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer effective immediately, and following her serving as Interim-CEO during a year of transformational leadership, replacing predecessor, Stephanie Walsh-Rigby last spring. “As Interim CEO, Arianna has led Food Banks Alberta through a challenging year with great achievements. NotRead more about Arianna Scott Appointed CEO of Food Banks Alberta[…]

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HungerCount 2021: Food Bank Use Across Alberta Among Highest in the Country

2021 HungerCount Report Shows a 29.6% Increase in Food Banks Access in Alberta According to the latest HungerCount report released today by Food Banks Canada, food banks across Alberta saw 116,396 visits to a food bank in March 2021, one of the highest in the country.  While COVID-19 continues to affect individuals and families across the country, FoodRead more about HungerCount 2021: Food Bank Use Across Alberta Among Highest in the Country[…]

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840 CFCW Operation Happiness

October 18 to 22, 840 CFCW will be helping to spread the HAPPINESS to Food Banks Alberta! 840 CFCW is celebrating October with Operation Happiness.  All month long CFCW is bringing positivity and smiles to listeners and organizations.  840 CFCW recently interviewed Food Banks Alberta CEO, Arianna Scott about the association and food banking inRead more about 840 CFCW Operation Happiness[…]

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Food Banks Alberta Open House: Postponed

Due to current stat of the pandemic within Alberta we feel it is the responsible thing to do, to postpone our open house until such time that we can hold it safely. We will update this event page once a new date has been scheduled. Those who have already registered will be contacted directly. ThankRead more about Food Banks Alberta Open House: Postponed[…]

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2020 Annual Report

The 2020 Food Banks Alberta Annual Report is now available. We are pleased to share the accomplishments of our association in the past year, and the innovations of food banks during a pandemic. Thank you to our generous donors who support the association and the work we do on behalf of our network of foodRead more about 2020 Annual Report[…]

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Dental Campaign to Fundraise Oral Health Kits for Food Banks Alberta

April is Oral Health Month, and this year the Alberta Dental Association and College and the Alberta Dental Foundation have partnered together for Brush-Up Alberta, a toothbrush drive for food banks in need.   Funds raised throughout the month of April will  purchase and provide Colgate oral health kits to Food Banks Alberta. Toiletries andRead more about Dental Campaign to Fundraise Oral Health Kits for Food Banks Alberta[…]

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AMSCAR donates $2000

The Alberta Medical Students Conference and Retreat  (AMSCAR) generously donated $2000 to Food Banks Alberta.This donation will help support our network of 102 food banks across Alberta. The ASMCAR is a committee of medical students from the University of Alberta & University of Calgary. Their annual conference focuses on improving medical student health and wellness,Read more about AMSCAR donates $2000[…]

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Alberta Wheat Commission donates $5000

    The Alberta Wheat Commission recently donated $5,000 to Food Banks Alberta.  This donation will help support the provincial association’s network of 102 food banks across Alberta.  To learn more about the Alberta Wheat Commission visit: https://www.lifessimpleingredient.com/

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MedSup donates 3 Million Masks to Food Banks Alberta

  Food Banks Alberta has received a donation of 3 million masks from MedSup to support the provincial network of 102 food banks in their essential work as they safely provide assistance to a growing number of people in need throughout Alberta communities.

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Thank you to the PTMAA

The Petroleum Tank Management Association of Alberta has made a generous donation to Food Banks Alberta just in time for the holiday season. This donation will support a portion of the association’s programming and the rest will be allocated directly to 100 food banks across the province. Thank you to the PTMAA for helping toRead more about Thank you to the PTMAA[…]

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Holiday Giving: Support your local food bank

                      On Giving Tuesday, charitable giving is the top of mind for many individuals but how can you give back in the best way?  Those looking to impact their local community, and the work that their food bank does have a few options to makeRead more about Holiday Giving: Support your local food bank[…]

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Amazon Canada Donates $100,000 to Food Banks Alberta

As Albertans continue to face urgent needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Food Banks Alberta is pleased to announce a $100,000 donation from Amazon Canada.

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Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $8,000 to Food Banks Alberta

The Teamsters Canada Foundation is donating $8,000 to Food Banks Alberta.

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Peter Gilgan Foundation boosts food scarcity relief to Food Banks Alberta with major donation

Food Banks Alberta will receive a $150,000 donation from the Peter Gilgan Foundation, to support the work of the provincial association and their member network of 95 food bank across the province, as they provide assistance to a growing number of people in need throughout Alberta communities. ‘The aid provided by the Peter Gilgan Foundation,Read more about Peter Gilgan Foundation boosts food scarcity relief to Food Banks Alberta with major donation[…]

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FortisAlberta supports Food Banks Alberta with COVID-19 relief

Food Banks Alberta will receive a $50,000 donation from FortisAlberta, as part of $100,000 donation to support vulnerable populations including Women’s Shelters and Indigenous Communities. Food Banks Alberta is the provincial association of food bank that supports a strong-network of 95 food banks and their communities. “The support we receive from companies such as FortisAlbertaRead more about FortisAlberta supports Food Banks Alberta with COVID-19 relief[…]

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k.d. lang encourages Albertans to “expand their giving circle”

                        Food Banks Alberta is thrilled to have a Canadian music icon supporting food banks this holiday season. k.d. lang, who was born in Alberta and shot to international stardom in the 1990s, reached out to Food Banks Alberta earlier this month to seeRead more about k.d. lang encourages Albertans to “expand their giving circle”[…]

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HungerCount 2019

The national Food Banks Canada HungerCount 2019 report was released  November 12, 2019. Highlights from Alberta can be read below:   

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MLA & Food Bank Breakfast a Great Success!

  On Tuesday, October 30 2018 we held our first MLA and food bank networking breakfast at the Alberta Legislature. This event provided the opportunity for food banks to speak one-on-one with their local MLA over a casual breakfast and network with food banks as well as the Food Banks Alberta Board. We heard fromRead more about MLA & Food Bank Breakfast a Great Success![…]

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Shipper Supply Program

  The organization: Shippers Supply is Western Canada’s leading manufacturer and distributor of more than 5,000 shipping, warehouse, packaging and material handling products. Its 160,000 sq. ft facility in Edmonton produces boxes, printed tape, labels and tags as well as material handling equipment such as carts and rolling ladders for customers in all four western provincesRead more about Shipper Supply Program[…]

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#GiveHealthy food delivery arrives in Alberta

                      In April, Food Banks Alberta hosted a 3-week #GiveHealthy online food drive encouraging donations of healthy food. This innovative food drive allowed 20 food banks to each create their own specific list of most-needed items which people could choose from to then donate online.Read more about #GiveHealthy food delivery arrives in Alberta[…]

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Donation to local Alberta food banks to fight summer hunger

Seasons Retirement Communities, a senior living company operating 11 retirement residences in Ontario and nine retirement residences in Alberta, donates $40,000 to 20 food banks across both provinces this July. “In years past, Seasons has celebrated the holidays by donating turkeys and hams to each local food bank where we have a retirement home,” saysRead more about Donation to local Alberta food banks to fight summer hunger[…]

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Pembina Pipeline funds support 31 food banks in Alberta

Pembina Pipeline funding enables 31 food banks in Alberta to purchase fresh, local food 31 food banks across Alberta will be able to purchase fresh, healthy and local products thanks to funding provided by Pembina Pipeline Corporation, in partnership with Food Banks Alberta. The grant program, named the Fresh Food Fund, was initiated in 2016.Read more about Pembina Pipeline funds support 31 food banks in Alberta[…]

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#GiveHealthy online food drive announced in Alberta

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 banks across the province, is announcing the provincial #GiveHealthy food drive. ItRead more about #GiveHealthy online food drive announced in Alberta[…]

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Turkeys donated to local food banks for the holiday season

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[…]

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Canadian Red Cross supports Edmonton’s Food Bank assistance of 2016 wildfire evacuees

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[…]

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Pembina Pipeline Funds Fresh Food for Food Banks in Alberta

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.

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Annual Report 2016

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. 

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Food banks received a generous donation of hams for Easter

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[…]

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Walmart donation helps Alberta food banks

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[…]

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Original Joe’s donates funds from 2016 Community Pint Program

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[…]

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Loblaw Calls for Donations

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[…]

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HungerCount 2016

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[…]

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