Edmonton’s Food Bank festive campaign is now on! Despite the ongoing pandemic, Edmontonians are finding ways to support our work and in turn assist those in need year round. Some of the ways you can help this season are:
- Fill Our Brown Bag if you received one and drop it off at your grocery store or an event supporting our work.
- Donate through our website using the Donate Now button at the top of the page. If you do so before December 31, 2020, you will receive tax benefits when you file your 2020 taxes in the new year.
- Head to one of the community events supporting our work listed on our Events page. Candy Cane Lane is right around the corner! Keep an eye on our website as events are subject to change.
- Organize a food drive at your work, school or church. Be sure to follow AHS guidelines.
- Create an online fundraiser through CanadaHelps.org and challenge your family and friends.
- Buy a ticket for our Share the Holidays 50/50. Tickets are on sale until December 11 (unless we sell out!)
- Text to donate. Text FEEDYEG to 20222 to make a $10 or $20 donation. Or text TURKEY to 20222 to make a $25 donation. Donations of $20 or $25 are tax deductible.
- Be a Food Bank ambassador. Help spread the word about our work. Use #feedyeg online and tag us @yegfoodbank on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Drop some non-perishable foods in the Food Bank bin the next time you're at the grocery store. Here is our list of Most Needed Items.
- Plan your legacy. Whether a residual gift, a percentage gift or a specific amount of your estate, consider adding a donation to Edmonton's Food Bank in your will.
- Learn more about our work. Read about our 40 year history and our partnerships with other agencies. When you donate to us, you are helping hundreds of other organizations throughout Edmonton.
- Connect someone with us. Do you know someone in need? We are always ready to help. Have them call 780.425.4190.
- Plan a garden for 2021. It is never to early to plan for the growing season. Plant a garden in the new year and donate produce to those in need.
“We are asking our donors to once again help our work, as they have so thoughtfully done this past year. It is only with their generosity that we are able to provide the kind of support to the community that we do,” says Marjorie Bencz, CM, Executive Director of Edmonton’s Food Bank. “This year has proven to be an ongoing struggle. We are very concerned for Christmas and what 2021 will bring – though, we are hopeful and optimistic that we can do this.”
We operate year-round and our doors have not closed despite the pandemic – we have remained open and helping feed the community.
“What we are able to provide in 2021 is a direct result of the donations that come in, now, during the Festive Campaign,” reminds Marjorie Bencz, “so, the generosity of the public is vital and appreciated.”
You can conveniently donate online. If you do so before December 31, 2020, you will receive tax benefits when you file your 2020 taxes in the new year. Have a safe and healthy holiday this festive season.