Calgary Food Bank
-Provides free emergency food hampers (by appointment)
-Prenatal, baby, celiac & renal specialty hampers available upon request
-Hampers available by self-request a limited number of times/year.
-Additional hampers may be available through referral from other social service agencies. (click to see list).
Click website link for more info or to self request online: https://www.calgaryfoodbank.com/needfood
Or self request by phone: 403-253-2055
MyAlberta Emergency Benefits by the Income Support Contact Centre.
Apply to receive emergency food benefits by Interac e-Transfer
-This emergency service is available to Albertans with low income, Income Support, and AISH clients
The Healthy Babies Network
Pregnant or parenting a child up under 1 yr?
-This network of various agencies supports: immigrant women, Indigenous women, adolescent women, and women who have had a previous low birth weight baby.
-The Healthy Babies Network is about making sure babies have a healthy start in life by ensuring quality pre-natal and post-natal care for women who may face barriers to healthy pregnancies.
For info & connection to an agency under this network, contact Marie by phone: 403.205.8551 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Referrals for Calgary Food Bank
Connect with your neighborhood's community resource centre for referrals to the food bank and
Find the one closest to you by looking for your neighborhood at this link: https://www.frfp.ca/community-resources-centres
Connecting with these other agencies can provide support through various programs, including food bank referrals:
call: 403-221-8780 website: https://www.cupscalgary.com/programs-services
Women's Centre of Calgary
call: 403-264-1155 website: https://www.womenscentrecalgary.org/get-assistance
Calgary Immigrant Women's Association
call: 403-263-4414 website: https://ciwa-online.com/client-services/our-programs
Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre (Also available in Airdrie & Strathmore)
call / text: 403-269-3110 website: https://www.pregcare.com/unplanned-pregnancy-support