How To Get A Hamper

If you need food we are here for you.

Christmas Hampers

We are providing a Christmas Hamper and are now accepting requests. We provide hampers to folks who live in Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Longview, Priddis, Millarville and parts of the Foothills M.D.

Pre-registration is required.

You may submit using the online form – see link below – or phone 403-612-1291.

Hampers will be distributed on Friday December 16th.

You will be contacted with your pick-up time closer to the day.

Christmas Hampers

Change To Hamper Requests

As of April 1, 2022 you will be able to request a hamper once a month. We are experiencing higher demand and we see this demand continuing to grow.

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How To Make A Hamper Request

As of April 1, 2022 folks may request a hamper once every month.  We encourage anyone who needs help with food to reach out.  Your information is confidential & never shared.

If Tuesdays are not workable, we will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

Hamper requests must be made in advance by phone or online and you will be given a hamper pick-up time.

Phone Requests

Our intake phone line (403-612-1291) is open Monday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Online Requests

You also have the option to submit your Hamper Request online – click the link below. Submissions can be done any day up to Tuesday at 12:00 PM.

What To Bring

We want to encourage you to bring recyclable bags or boxes to load your items.

Recycle Egg Cartons and Plastic Bags

We ask clients to please donate empty egg cartons & grocery bags which we can recycle and reuse.

Who Qualifies?

Residents of Turner Valley, Black Diamond, Longview, Priddis, Millarville and part of the MD can use Oilfields Food Bank.  Please contact us through a phone call (403-612-1291) or submit a hamper request using the form on this page.

 

Are You A First Time User?

If you are a new user please bring a piece of photo I.D. and proof of your residence (e.g., utility bill).  You may also be asked for proof of income, housing costs, I.D. for dependent children or information on other adults in the same residence.  In some circumstances we may ask for additional proof of need.

How Often Can I Use The Food Bank?

You may request a hamper once every month. 

If you require more assistance you will be referred to the Okotoks Family Resource Centre (OFRC).  They will meet with you to ensure you are accessing all the programs available.

What Kind of Items Do We Provide?

 

We provide eggs, margarine, milk, yogurt, cheese, fresh produce, frozen meat and vegetables, bread and a variety of non-perishable food items.

We also include personal care & cleaning items and when it is available, pet food.

Alberta SPCA Help for Animals

Alberta SPCA Introduces Help for Animals Program

We have introduced the Help for Animals Program that can offer pet food to those in need due to issues related to COVID such as illness, self-isolation or economic hardship. We know that many people who have pets will ensure their animals are fed first, therefore depriving themselves. Our program ensures they can feed pets without taking money from their own food budgets to do so.

The ASPCA website address is albertaspca.org/helpforanimals.

Once Albertans fill out the form on our website, we will call them to confirm details of their situation and make arrangements to ensure people receive the much needed pet food. While primarily geared towards people with pets, we may be able to provide those with livestock some feed to carry those animals through until pasture is available.

Calgary Humane Society

Calgary SPCA Pet Food

You may access the Calgary Humane Society pet food bank up to 3 times per year.  There are no qualifications.  Phone to let them know what you need and schedule a pickup time – you MUST call ahead.  They do not deliver.
Calgary SPCA – 403-205-4455 – dial ‘0’