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Welcome to Alberta Farm to Food Bank!

     

Alberta Farm to Food Bank was created to help Alberta food banks find a better way to acquire healthy, locally grown meat and vegetables and to help support our small farm. The Alberta Farm to Food Bank campaign was started by Steve Breum of Gone Green Farms near Pigeon Lake. This campaign is collecting monetary donations for the Edmonton Food Bank and the Calgary Food Bank to purchase fresh produce from Gone Green Farms.

Harvest 2018 Update:

  • The Edmonton Food Bank received 17,508 lbs of produce
  • The Calgary Food Bank received 13720 lbs of produce: Potatoes, carrots, beets, rutabaga. A total of 31,228 lbs was donated
  • Donations to Alberta Farm to Food Bank through The Edmonton Food Bank was $1080.00
  • Donations to Alberta Farm to Food Bank through The Calgary Food Bank was $3895.00
  • Donation from Qualico, Acts of kindness program was $1000.00
  • Gone green farms donation was $25,253.00

Thank You

We are looking forward to Harvest 2019! We give a shout out to all the people that have donated to this project and that have spent time volunteering for last year’s harvest. We appreciate you all so much!

Calgary Food Bank

In 2017, the Calgary Food Bank impacted 184,548 lives, 39% of which were children. We distributed 68,084 emergency hampers, which provide 7 – 10 days’ worth of nutritious food to individuals and families. Working closely with community partners, the Calgary Food Bank fights hunger and its root causes because no one should go hungry.

One of the most common questions we get at the Calgary Food Bank is “Do you accept fresh produce?”

The answer is: Yes! We do accept fresh produce!

The Calgary Food Bank distributes over 5,000 food hampers a month, and every donation of fresh produce can make an incredible impact. When we add fresh produce to a family or individual’s hamper, we’re helping to build their resiliency. It is critical to eat well when you are in crisis, so when we can give fresh-from-the-garden vegetables, it tells someone they matter.

Last year, we provided 722,475 lbs of fresh produce, and nearly 20% of the weight of our food hampers is made up of fresh produce.

It has always been our goal to provide good food to the people who come to us for help. We could not do this without you.

Donate to the Edmonton Food Bank or the Calgary Food Bank today. All donations are tax deductible.

Donate to the Edmonton Food Bank
Donate to the Calgary Food Bank

Our Mission

    

Our mission is to:

  • Solicit funds from public and industry to purchase locally grown, chemical free, humanely raised meats and vegetables, which we turn over to the Edmonton Food Bank and the Calgary Food Bank to distribute.
  • We are a small, local farm. We practice environmentally and ethically sound farming practices.
  • This keeps the money “local”.
  • This will help to support more Alberta farms in the future.
  • We supply the food bank in bulk to keep packaging costs down.

    

  • Our goal is to solicit funding to supply over 100,000 lbs of root vegetables to local food banks for the 2018 season. We are currently working with the Edmonton Food Bank and the Calgary Food Bank.
  • And $50,000 of meats.
  • Currently, all funds go to purchasing food from our local Alberta farm. We plan to work with more Alberta farms to make this a greater initiative.

   

Donations directly go to the purchase of meats and vegetables. With Alberta Farm to Food Bank, every dollar goes to buying food.

in 2016: “According to the national Food Banks Canada HungerCount during the month of March 2016, 79,293 Albertans accessed a food bank. This is the largest number of people to visit food banks in the province’s 35-year history of food banking. During March 2016, Edmonton’s Food Bank provided a food hamper to 20,431 Edmontonians. That is an alarming 31% increase in need (March 2014 – 13,222; March 2015 – 15,344; and March 2016 – 20,431 people.)” References: Edmonton Food Bank

In 2016: “80% of Alberta food banks saw an increase in use this year, and Edmonton’s unemployment rate than that of Alberta as a whole.” References: HungerCount

“Hunger should not be a factor in the future of our children in Canada.” References: Global News

Get Involved

Would you like to get involved and help contribute to our project? Contact Steve Breum at (780) 312-6073.

Help Us Feed Those In Need

 

Please donate to the Edmonton Food Bank or the Calgary Food Bank today. All donations are tax deductible. Help us reach our goal!

Donate to the Edmonton Food Bank
Donate to the Calgary Food Bank