To be stewards in the collection of surplus and donated food for the effective distribution, free of charge, to people in need in our community, while seeking solutions to the causes of hunger.
Formed in 1981 by a group of concerned Edmontonians, the original mandate of the Edmonton Gleaners Association was to collect unmarketable (but otherwise edible) food and to use it to counter the city's growing hunger problem.
Today, Edmonton's Food Bank acts mainly as a central warehouse, distributing food through over 200 partner agencies throughout the city. Thanks to this consolidated effort, we ensure that food and monetary donations go directly to those who need it to the most. In fact, each month in 2012, the Food Bank provided food for nearly 15,000 hampers and over 350,000 meals and snacks through our various programs.
In sum, in our 30 years of operation, Edmonton's Food Bank has evolved into a very efficient and very passionate group dedicated to eliminating the hunger problem in our city.
PO BOX 62061
Contact Name:Marjorie Bencz