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.
About Our Charity
The Edmonton Gleaners Association, more commonly known as Edmonton's Food Bank, was incorporated in 1981 and was the first Food Bank in Canada. Edmonton's Food Bank acts mainly as a central warehouse, distributing food through over 250 agencies, churches and food depots throughout the city. Thanks to this consolidated effort, we ensure that food donations go directly to those who need it to the most. Since September 2014, Edmonton's Food Bank has seen a remarkable increase in need within our community. Our hamper program recipients have gone up to over 22,000 people per month and our meal & snack programs have gone up to more than almost 500,000 meals & snacks each month. About 40% of our clients are children under the age of 18.
In sum, in our 37 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.