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.
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.
Our mission is to:
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
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!