The Red Deer Food Bank has been serving the Red Deer region since 1984.
Our mission: To provide emergency food requirements for those in need in Red Deer and the surrounding area.
Our vision: Working together in Central Alberta - Sharing food with people in need.
Many think that the food donated to the food bank only goes into food hampers. It is true the Red Deer Food Bank, with your help, assisted over 58,000 people in 2017. Approximately 40% of them were children.
With that being said, the food bank also provides food to other agencies right here in Red Deer. Agencies such as the Boy's and Girl's Club, The Mustard Seed, Potter's Hands, Women's Outreach, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and kids camps.
The Red Deer Food Bank also supplies food to other food banks in Central Alberta such as: Blackfalds, Coronation, Caroline, Delburne, Ermineskin, Maskwacis, Innisfail, Lacombe, Mirror, Olds, Ponoka, Rocky Mountain House, Rimbey, Sylvan Lake, Stettler, Three Hills and Trochu.
The Red Deer Food Bank covers an area of 20,000 square kilometres in Central Alberta.
The bread, produce and pastries that our driver/gleaner picks up each day from grocery stores are available daily. People in need can access the product Monday through Friday in our Client Service Area.
The access to these products helps supplement our clients' grocery expenses. Coming in for bread and potatoes can save them extra funds for fresh milk and other food items they may need for their family.
Without the generosity of our community the Red Deer Food Bank Society would not exist. Many factors play a part but it is the generosity of people that is the heart of our organization.