Make A Real Change In Someone’s Life
The Veterans Food Bank of Calgary is a service provided by CALGARY VETERANS SERVICES SOCIETY, founded in August 2018, to serve food security and other resource needs of veterans from Calgary and surrounding area. The Veterans Food Bank of Calgary supports veterans who’ve served in all branches of the Canadian Armed Forces, Reserves and first responders. All are eligible for assistance through these programs.
Founder, Allan Reid, values community service and has volunteered hundreds of hours for many charities in and around Calgary, such as Magic of Christmas, Street Lights, and the Calgary Toyrun. Now, he’s overjoyed to be spearheading this new endeavour.
We are a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization. We are all volunteers – no one takes a wage!
All profits towards hunger relief
Volunteers (And Counting)
How You Can Help
Potential clients can call 403-277-8387 with any question, arrange assistance.
We strive to restore dignity to all who use our service and assistance is not pre-defined. Clients are able to shop for themselves to ensure they received exactly what they need, and enough to cover 10-14 days of food for their situation.
Safe meeting space
Have a beverage, connect with others who have similar experiences, or just come by and hang out have a game of pool, Foosball, or just watch TV and chat. We provide a Veterans-Only location to give our clients space and privacy.
80 acres of land north of Caroline, Alberta is being developed to provide a space for our clients to go and get back to nature mind body and spirit. From building individual cabins to making roads through the area to facilitate safe movement, the development is designed to allow access for hunting, fishing, and camping free of charge for our clients and supporters.
No two sets of circumstances are exactly alike. With support from our resource partners and other service providers, we’ll work with each individual to find the right resources for their specific needs – food security, housing, integration support, health and wellness, and more.
How We’re Supported
We are supported by caring individuals and businesses in our community and the surrounding area. We also appreciate the involvement of many educational institutions who are consistently holding food drives.
Want to host your own food drive? Call to coordinate 403-277-8387
Monetary donations are collected in the form of single or monthly contributions on our website or at the warehouse.
You can support Calgary Veterans Services Society with food and other donations that are collected at the warehouse, or from our donation boxes, located across the city. Call for closest drop point 403-277-8387