How To Donate
How to Best Help
Do to a dramatic increase in client use in the past 4 years, Parkland Food Bank is facing a warehouse space crisis. To maintain our current hamper program takes 21 pallets of dry goods every month. Currently our warehouse facility can store up to 40 pallets of food, meaning we can barely store two months of food in our facility at peak capacity.
To see us through this crisis, we ask that you help by considering a financial donation instead of purchasing food. This helps by:
- Purchasing exactly what we need, when we need it;
- Saves precious warehouse space and volunteer manpower as all donated food needs to be inspected and sorted;
- Helps us leverage bulk purchasing, stretching your donor dollar farther;
- Gives you a tax receipt to save you money at the end of the year!
With a $100 donation, we can provide a monthly food hamper for a household (we average 720 of those hampers every month). Through other partnerships, we are able to add meat, milk and eggs to that monthly food hamper as well.
We also offer weekly access to perishable food items such as yogurt, frozen goods, bread, pastries, produce, personal care products, diapers, formula, baby food and feminine hygiene products through our Food Rescue Program, gleaning those unsaleable products from local grocery stores and food distributors.
We thank you very much for your ongoing support as we look to be a community where no one goes hungry!
Where to Donate
Please help us by dropping off your food donation at one of our many special events, local businesses or directly to our warehouse (but please do not leave goods outside).
Drop off at our main warehouse at 105 Madison Cr. Spruce Grove. Please confirm our hours of operation before delivery.
To maximize our trucking resources, we can not arrange pick ups for small amounts of food (i.e. less than 300 lbs).
If you have a large amount (i.e. over 300 lbs.), please contact us to make arrangement and allow a 5-business day window for our trucks to swing out on their route.
Dirt is a Good Thing
When donating garden product please keep in mind. . .
Garden soil, free of pesticides or chemicals, creates a protective layer that keeps the produce fresher, longer.
When we wash vegetables so they look ‘good’, they are now vulnerable to the air and will start to decompose.
Special cleaners are not necessary, just a simple wash just before use is the best.