2018 Festive Campaign to Feed Those in Need
Edmonton’s Food Bank provides services year-round, supplying food to over 250 agencies, churches. food depots and schools in Edmonton; as well as, over 20,000 individuals in need. So far 58,603 Edmontonians have received a food hamper at least once this year. After the lights have come down and the notes of the last Christmas carol fade away, Edmonton’s Food Bank continues to feed people in need. That is why our Festival Campaign is so important. The generous donations made by the public during this time ensure anyone needing help can enjoy a festive meal while also, setting the tone for the services Edmonton’s Food Bank can provide in 2019.
This year our goals are to raise 350,000 kilograms of food and $1.8 million between now and January 11, 2019. This goal is an increase over last year, which is reflective of the continued high need in Edmonton. Between 2015 and 2018 the number of people accessing our hamper programs increased by 50%. Edmonton’s Food Bank receives no core government funding for programs, services or food purchases and relies on the generosity of the public to feed those in need throughout the year.
Ways to Help
- Donate securely online using our website.
- Attend one of the many events supporting the Food Bank and leave a monetary or non-perishable food donation. Events include ESO Holiday concerts, ETS Stuff a Bus, CBC Turkey Drive, and EPCOR Street Ski. Check back as more will be added throughout the season.
- Come to our Magical Christmas Musical Gala Tom Jackson.
- Drop off a non-perishable food donation at major grocery stores and City of Edmonton Fire Stations.