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.

Jean Hardy

Jean Beryl Hardy passed away peacefully on Sept. 2nd at the age of 96.  Jean spent her lifetime caring for others through her nursing career, her church and her need to take care of everyone around her.  Whether she was knitting countless sweaters, socks or mittens and donating them to the homeless or caps for premature babies she always thought of others. 

Jean Hardy was an honorary member of Oilfields Food Bank.  She volunteered for many years making sure that whoever came through the door left with food for their bellies and knew that they mattered.

Okotoks Today published this article about Jean’s passing.

Rest in Peace Jean.

Board of Directors

President:  Glenn Chambers
Vice-President:  Karen Milne
Secretary: vacant
Treasurer:  Carol Williams
Director: vacant
Purchasers:  Sherri Maess & Rhonda Temple
Volunteer Coordinator: Sherry Reynolds

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Glenn Chambers - OFB President

Honorary Members

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

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.