How to Donate Food/Money or Host an Event
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 an $85 donation, we can provide a monthly food hamper for a household (we average 650 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!
Items Not Accepted
Due to health and safety regulations we cannot accept the following food items:
- Home canned items/preserves
- Wild meat
- Expired products
- Farm Eggs
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.
- Homegrown Foods (Stony Plain)
- Rona (Spruce Grove)
- Safeway (Spruce Grove)
- Safeway (Stony Plain)
- Save On Foods (Spruce Grove)
- Superstore (Spruce Grove)
- Sobey’s (Spruce Grove)
- St. Andrew United Church (Spruce Grove)
- St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church (Spruce Grove)
- Stony Plain Alliance Church
- North Central Co-op
- Stony Plain Town Office
- Holy Trinity Catholic Church (Spruce Grove)
- Steve’s NoFrills
Monthly Food List
The Parkland Food Bank is a registered charitable organization that relies on your donations to carry out our operations. By donating to the food bank you allow us to buy fresh produce, dairy and meat products, supplement non-perishables, and pay for daily operational costs. Donations may be made in person at our location, by mail, or through ATBCares. or contact the Parkland Food Bank at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Parkland Food Bank is Monetary donations can be made in the following ways:
Visiting our physical location at 105 Madison Crescent, Spruce Grove Mailing cheques and money orders to Parkland Food Bank Box 5213 Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A3 Donation tax receipts will be mailed to the donor – please be sure to include your return address.
Thank you for supporting Parkland Food Bank Society. Proceeds and food collected at your event will provide hope and assistance in the TriRegion.
You can register you event by filling out the attached form and emailing to email@example.com
Third Party Event Registration
If you would like us to help advertise your event please take a moment and post your event on our Events Calendar! We would love to share what you are doing.