Oilfields Food BankServing Turner Valley, Black Diamond, Longview, Millarville, Priddis & surrounding area
Caring Sharing Community
Oilfields Food BankServing Turner Valley, Black Diamond, Longview, Millarville, Priddis & surrounding area.
Caring Sharing Community
OFB News Updates
Oilfields Food Bank bringing new meaning to drive-thru
Read the article in Western Wheel about our drive-thru donation day.
HELP US FILL THE BINS!
We’re trying something new, something we’ve never done before… a drive-thru drop-off food donation event on Thursday Nov. 25th from 3-8pm. With your support & generosity we know we can FILL THE BINS!
Bins will be set up along the driveway & cars can enter from Royal Ave., drop donations & exit thru the alley. It’s a way we can come together “pandemic-style” & achieve a common goal:
Let’s Make Christmas Merry & Bright for Everyone.
Please help spread the word if you can & let our community know about this first-of-its-kind opportunity. We’ll also have a cash donation bucket for anyone who wants to make a drop in the bucket!
Year-round donation drop-off bins are located at AG Foods in Black Diamond & the Sheep River Library in Turner Valley & the firefighters will be picking up & delivering this to the Food Bank every week until the end of December.
Support Our Christmas Hamper Project
We are expecting to hand out at least 100 hampers at Christmas again this year. Each 1-2 person hamper contains about $300 worth of food.
We’re listening & we’ve heard what you have to say.
Many of you want an opportunity to specifically support our Christmas Hamper Project with a cash donation. Generosity is a big part of who this community is & we recognize the strong sense of purpose & deep commitment you show to everyone around you.
To that end, we have added Christmas Hamper giving options to our donation page.
A Caring, Sharing Community, that’s what you are.
Community Jacket Racket
The Community Jacket Racket can be accessed every Tuesday from now going forward.
Jackets can be accessed every Tuesday from 11-3 until the end of December.
To learn more or find out how to donate click here.
We’re in urgent need of donations of the following items:
Visit our Donations page for drop-off information.
As always, we are open every Tuesday from 1:00 -3:00 PM but our procedures have changed during COVID-19.
Clients will not be allowed into the building during COVID-19. Hampers must be requested in advance – either by phone or through our online form.
Hampers will be packed by our volunteers and you will be given a pick-up time for Tuesday between 1:00 – 3:00 PM and your hamper will be placed outside for you to load into your vehicle.
Visit our “Need A Hamper” page for all the details and to use our online request form.
We also want to keep our volunteers safe so we’ve modified our procedures for them. See more information on our “Lend A Hand” page.
Alberta SPCA has introduced the “Help for Animals Program” – see more information here.
Items We Need
Sauces / Seasoning packs
Pet Food – We do not purchase pet food so we rely on donations from the community to ensure that we have it in stock. Please help if you can?
COVID-19 Safety Concerns
We would like to keep drop-off donations to a minimum. Our volunteers are awesome & to protect them we want to limit the amount of extra handling & sorting they need to do during the pandemic. The Food Bank places a weekly order with the grocery store to re-stock our inventory.
We will accept drop off food on Tuesdays from 11 am – 12pm.
We expect to see increased need for the balance of 2020. These are uncertain times & quite unpredictable but we are in it together.
The Oilfields Food Bank will remain open & ensure our community members do not go hungry.
Cash donations to help us purchase what is needed are very welcome.
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2021 Oilfields Food Bank Stats to End of October
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