Food Bank FRESH Alberta: Collaboration In Action!

March 9, 2021

Food Bank FRESH Alberta is a collaborative pilot project with Calgary Food Bank, Edmonton’s Food Bank, Food Banks Alberta and Food Banks Canada to secure increased amounts of fresh, nutritious food for food bank recipients.

While some food banks in Alberta have connections with their local agricultural producers, it can be difficult to accommodate and move fresh food easily across the province. This project will work to eliminate barriers and increase a food bank’s capabilities to capitalize on the generosity of food producers, as well as to collaborate with producers to identify new areas to procure wholesome, fresh and nutritious food.

The collaborative nature of the Food Bank FRESH pilot project is illustrated through the opportunity to capture abundance, beyond one food bank’s capacity, and share amongst the group. Working together we will achieve the ultimate goal: More FRESH food for all Albertans visiting food banks.

Please visit to learn more about the initiative.

If you have questions or suggestions please reach out to:

Amy McKee, Regional Procurement Manager, Western Canada | 431-996-4298


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