Food Access

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

 

Apply: https://emergencybenefits.alberta.ca/

 

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: marie.weingartshofer@cfs-ab.org

 

Good Food Box by the Community Kitchen Program of Calgary

-Provides box of fresh fruits & vegetables for purchase at lower cost

https://www.ckpcalgary.ca/goodfoodbox

 
Referrals for Calgary Food Bank

Connect with your neighborhood's community resource centre for referrals to the food bank and

other services.               

    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:

     

       CUPS

       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