Beyond Food

In-person by appointment only. Online, remote tests, assignments, and some training sessions are available.

BeyondFood@edmontonsfoodbank.com

780.425.2133 ex 228

BeyondFood

Practical Resources & Personal Supports - By Appointment Only

Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Closed from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for sanitizing

Employment & Learning Resources

Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Closed from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for sanitizing

December Calendar of Opportunities

About Beyond Food

About Beyond Food

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RECOGNIZING NEEDS & MOBILIZING PARTNERSHIPS

Edmonton’s Food Bank learned that 70% of our clients were not connected with other supports in the community to help them address their needs ‘Beyond Food’. Rather than duplicating services, we mobilized with partner organizations, community agencies, and volunteers to provide opportunities for people to meet their needs on site at the Food Bank.

LITERACY & EDUCATION

Reading | Writing | Math | English Language Academic Upgrading | Digital Literacy

EMPLOYMENT PREPARATION

Safety Tickets | First Aid | Job Interview Practice | Resumes | Cover Letters | Job Fairs Employer Connector | Job Fairs Transitional and Industry-Specific Career Training | Work Experience

FINANCIAL & TAX SERVICES

Free Tax Clinics | Money Coaching | Budget Review Debt & Credit Questions | Ask-A-Banker | Help to Fill Out Forms and Applications

PRACTICAL RESOURCES & PERSONAL SUPPORTS

Support | Resources | Referral Information | System Navigation & Advocacy | Newcomer & Settlement Services | Family and Disability Supports

Together, we support people experiencing poverty and connect them with the resources they need to enjoy a greater quality of life, and reduce dependency on emergency food resources over time.

Our Beyond Food Partners

Beyond Food is a collaboration between Edmonton’s Food Bank, partner organizations, and community agencies.

Answer

  • Yes, due to COVID-19, please call 780.425.2133 ext. 228 to book an appointment as we are practicing physical distancing in the Learning Lab.

    You will be able to book a morning or afternoon appointment (i.e. 9:00 am to 12 noon OR 1:00 pm to 4 pm). You will be able to drop in during your appointment time frame, however, please note that you will need to leave the lab for cleaning at 12 noon and 4:00 pm.

  • YES!

  • Please come to Edmonton's Food Bank ANNEX located at 11434-120 Street, Edmonton, AB. The facility is two doors down from the main Food Bank.

  • Beyond Food operates Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We are able to assist you remotely during business hours.

    Some services are only offered at certain times and on certain days. Please check the schedule of events if there is a particular service you are interested in using.

  • We are open to everyone. For employment services, you must be over the age of 18 and eligible to work in Canada (i.e. Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or work permit holder).

  • Please bring your resume and government-issued identification. If you are not Canadian Citizen please bring your P.R. card or your work permit.

  • Please come in to see us - tickets are tailored towards your work goals.

  • IQAS: International Qualification Assessment Service

    WES: World Education Services

    We are unable to help with that, however, you may wish to check the following links for more information:

    https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-contact.aspx

    www.wes.org/ca

  • We are not an employer nor do we offer jobs. We will show you how to look for a job and help you develop personal tools on how to keep it.

  • Yes! You may fill the application in the following link to become a volunteer with Edmonton's Food Bank:

    https://www.edmontonsfoodbank.com/volunteer

  • No, this is outside the scope of our work.

FAQs

Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes, due to COVID-19, please call 780.425.2133 ext. 228 to book an appointment as we are practicing physical distancing in the Learning Lab.

You will be able to book a morning or afternoon appointment (i.e. 9:00 am to 12 noon OR 1:00 pm to 4 pm). You will be able to drop in during your appointment time frame, however, please note that you will need to leave the lab for cleaning at 12 noon and 4:00 pm.

Are the Beyond Food services free?

YES!

Where do I go (what is your address)?

Please come to Edmonton's Food Bank ANNEX located at 11434-120 Street, Edmonton, AB. The facility is two doors down from the main Food Bank.

What are the hours of operation for Beyond Food?

Beyond Food operates Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We are able to assist you remotely during business hours.

Some services are only offered at certain times and on certain days. Please check the schedule of events if there is a particular service you are interested in using.

Who is eligible for the Beyond Food services?

We are open to everyone. For employment services, you must be over the age of 18 and eligible to work in Canada (i.e. Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or work permit holder).

What should I bring with me?

Please bring your resume and government-issued identification. If you are not Canadian Citizen please bring your P.R. card or your work permit.

What Safety Tickets do you offer?

Please come in to see us - tickets are tailored towards your work goals.

Do you help in IQAS or WES to recognize my foreign credentials?

IQAS: International Qualification Assessment Service

WES: World Education Services

We are unable to help with that, however, you may wish to check the following links for more information:

https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-contact.aspx

www.wes.org/ca

Are you an employer? Do you offer jobs?

We are not an employer nor do we offer jobs. We will show you how to look for a job and help you develop personal tools on how to keep it.

Can I volunteer to help in the Beyond Food program?

Yes! You may fill the application in the following link to become a volunteer with Edmonton's Food Bank:

https://www.edmontonsfoodbank.com/volunteer

Do you help in getting or renewing driver’s licence?

No, this is outside the scope of our work.

Our Beyond Food Team

Staff

Wisam Abu Rajab

Beyond Food Coordinator