Food Bank and Breadbasket

Wednesday Mornings – 9:30-11:00am
Carefully read below as we have new procedures
We want to continue serving, so protect this service and others by adhering to COVID-19 restrictions
OUR SERVICE HAS BEEN AUGMENTED IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
 
Food Banks are considered an essential service in Alberta during the current coronavirus pandemic. However, we must still take precautions to prevent possible transmission of the virus.
Due to the restrictions on gatherings in response to the Novel Coronavirus that the Alberta Government has put forward, we are making adjustments to our process so that we can continue to serve the community while keeping health and safety a priority. Please note that this is a shifting situation and our ability to serve in this way can change suddenly.
 
Please also note that the Edmonton Food Bank has also made changes to their service due to COVID-19.
 
We will continue to be a depot for Edmonton Food Bank Hampers and operate our Breadbasket. However, please be aware of the following necessary changes:
  • STAY AWAY IF YOU HAVE EVEN MINOR ILLNESS AND GET SOMEONE ELSE TO PICK UP your hamper or breadbasket items so that we prevent the spread of illness (no cough, fever, etc.)
  • A LIMITED NUMBER OF PEOPLE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING to ensure distancing.
  • BREADBASKET SERVICE will be on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:00am to give more time and allow for social distancing.
         – Access to the building will stop while the Food Bank truck is being unloaded of hampers.
  • STAFF-ONLY HANDLING OF BREADBASKET ITEMS for sanitary reasons. Clients will point to what they want and the staff will deposit it in the client’s bag.
  • FOOD BANK HAMPER SERVICE will be from 9:30 to 11:00am (provided the hampers have arrived and been organized).
  • NO WAITING SPACE IN THE BUILDING to ensure social distancing and organization. Please follow all directions.
  • SNACK & BEVERAGE SERVICE that was provided while waiting is CLOSED indefinitely.
  • CLOTHING BANK ROOMS have been temporarily CLOSED while we assess how it should properly be accessed.
 
The information below will remain on this page but is augmented by what you have read above.
 
If you are wanting a food bank hamper from the Edmonton Food Bank, then you must BOOK A HAMPER WITH THE EDMONTON FOOD BANK. We are only a depot for the Edmonton Food Bank and do not do the order processing. Due to the large volume of requests for hampers, we would encourage you to request it a week in advance, but there are many depots around the city operating on different days and times, and you should contact the Food Bank if you have a need. The easiest way to order a hamper is by going to https://www.edmontonsfoodbank.com/ and clicking on the “Hungry” icon.
 
If you want to call them, please do so at (780) 425-4190. The line may be busy, but keep trying to get through.
 
We have a free BREAD, VEGGIE & GROCERY BASKET that is available weekly. We try our best to serve everyone fairly and will restrict the amount of each type of item so that everyone gets an equal amount. Please be aware the food items may be past their “best before” date. Different foods have different shelf lives. Please CHECK ALL FOODS for their expiry date and their condition BEFORE CONSUMPTION. It is your responsibility to know what you are eating. If you come for a Food Bank Hamper, you may wait for everyone who is only coming for the Food Basket to have their turn and then access it as well.