About Oilfields Food Bank

Our Mission Statement

Oilfields Food Bank, along with Food Banks Alberta & Food Banks Canada believes that everyone has the right, at all times, to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and preferences.

Our History

We have always been located within the United Church in the Valley.  The space we occupy downstairs was a purpose-built space designed for our use when today’s church was built back in 1990.

We are a registered charity and provide tax receipts to donors.  We receive amazing support from our local communities and churches and donations from the Firemen’s Annual Food Drive, various fundraisers and from both individuals and businesses.

Originally registered as Turner Valley & District Food Bank Association, today we are better known as the Oilfields Food Bank and have always been 100% volunteer-based.  Our volunteers are precious to us and without them we would not be able to feed those in need.  When you access food at the Oilfields Food Bank you are truly being ‘hugged’ by the entire community.

We are governed by a Board of Directors.

Corporate Business #: 5010579174
Charitable #: 874490501RR0001


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In our food storage rooms with Sharon Herriman and Ida Wegelin.

Sharon Herriman and Ida Wegelin

Turner Valley & District Food Bank Association began operation in 1983 under the guidance of the Okotoks Food Bank.

Ida Wegelin (our founding member) was the catalyst for establishing help for the hungry. Ida passed away on January 11, 2020. We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for her extreme dedication to those around her.

Sharon Herriman rarely missed a Tuesday at the Food Bank. She was a dedicated volunteer for more than 20 years. Her gentle manner & kind nature put everyone at ease. Sharon passed away on May 8, 2020.  We are grateful she chose our Food Bank as the place to give back to her community.

Our condolences to both their families & many friends.

Bev Vetters

We are deeply saddened at the passing of Bev on January 7, 2021.  Bev was a dedicated, caring & incredibly kind person. 

She volunteered for many years at the Food Bank and helped steer us in the right direction with her unwavering commitment to feeding any folks who needed help. 

We are so grateful to have known her.  Rest in peace Bev, you’ve earned it.

Bev Vetters

Board of Directors

President:  Glenn Chambers
Vice-President:  Rodney Gussman
Secretary:  Sherrill Hanson
Treasurer:  Carol Williams
Director:  Karen Milne
Purchasers:  Sherri Maess & Rhonda Temple
Volunteer Coordinator: Tiffany Jones

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Glenn Chambers - OFB President

Honorary Members

Ida Wegelin
Betty Foran
Bev Easton
Sharon Herriman
Jean Hardy
Wendy Williams
Elizabeth Campbell

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AGM Postponed

Our AGM that was originally scheduled for March 24, 2020 has been postponed.

Here are the 2019 stats that would have been presented at the AGM.

You can download the March 2019 AGM handout.

Join Us – Be An OFB Member

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Already involved & volunteering? Thinking about getting involved?

Members have a vote & can help guide our direction for the upcoming year.

Any person who resides in Alberta and is 18 years or older, may become a member by paying an annual fee of $5.00 due in January of each year.

You can complete your membership request online and pay by eTransfer. Click here.