Strathcona Food Bank 40th Anniversary Logo

Nourishing Community With

Food

And

Hope

The Strathcona Food Bank is a non-profit organization providing food to families in need in Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County since 1983

A little "Bite" about us

The Strathcona Food Bank is a charitable not-for-profit organization operated by volunteers and a volunteer Board of Directors. We rely on donations to provide food assistance to those in need in Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County. For financial donations of $25 or more we can issue a charitable tax receipt on request. We can also issue a tax receipt for donated items if a receipt is provided showing the cost of the items and the cost is $25 or greater.

Food insecurity is an unfortunate reality for many people in our community. We believe that everyone in Strathcona County should have access to healthy food, and we strive to meet every demand.

Thank You!

We are continually amazed by the generosity of so many who donate to the Strathcona Food Bank! It is in this space that we attempt to thank the individuals and organizations that contribute their time, food donations and/or financial donations. If we have missed you, our apologies. And for those who have donated anonymously please know that your donations are very much appreciated!

Stay In The Loop

Keep an eye on this space for exciting upcoming events and the latest news updates from the Strathcona Food Bank!

Service Statistics

These 2023 statistics show a significant surge in demand:

Hampers Distributed
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Adults Served
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Teens/Children Served
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Agency Visits
0
New Families
0

We Are Proud Members Of:

Financial Statements

Agency & Community Support

We offer weekly/bi-weekly food support to about 40 local agencies and programs such as The Robin Hood Association and The Safe Place. We also provide staples to mini food pantries in the community, such as the mini-pantry in the Family and Community Services building. These pantries help to ensure that people can access emergency food when and where they need it.

Child & Teen Snack Bags

We recognize that children and teens a unique need for nutritious snacks to support their healthy growth and development. Our snack bags, which have about 25 school-safe snacks including dried fruit, shelf-stable milk and fruit cups, are provided monthly in grocery orders for 5-17 year olds. We also provide these directly to schools to provide for students in need.

Love Food, Hate Waste

This is a unique partnership with Salisbury Composite High School culinary program. Foods that are not ideal for consumption,(such as over-ripe bananas) are repurposed by the culinary students into delicious products (such as banana bread) that are then offered to our guests. It's a popular program that keeps foods out of the landfill, teaches students valuable kitchen skills and provides a wonderful variety of baking, soups and sauces to our guests.

Birthday Bags

One month prior to their next birthday, every child and teen ages 2 - 17 receives a special bag that provides supplies to help celebrate a birthday! Collecting for and building birthday bags is done by many community groups including schools.

Client Choice Shelves

As a supplement to our standard hampers, we offer a choice section so that guests can choose a few extra foods that fit their personal and cultural food preferences. It has a cooler, freezer and 24 ft of grocery store shelving and offers things like produce, dairy, spices, sauces, canned goods, baking items and toiletries.

Regular Hamper Service

As the foundation to our food provision, we offer full grocery orders once a month and weekly top-up bread, baking and produce orders. Our monthly orders provide groceries that offer a 7-day nutritionally-balanced diet according to the Canada's Food Guide, and up to 14 days sustenance. On special request, we accommodate some dietary restrictions (vegetarian, gluten-free, pork-free, nut-free) and offer some additional items such as baby products and meal replacements.

Strathcona Food Bank Community Events

Hello and thanks for supporting the Strathcona Food Bank!

This form will help us all stay organized.

My name is Anke Berner and I’m the Public Relations Volunteer for the Strathcona Food Bank at 255 Kaska Road in Sherwood Park. I’ll be helping and supporting you through your important (and fun!) initiative.

We have many groups who support the Strathcona Food Bank throughout the year by hosting events for us. These events can vary from collecting non-perishable food items, events where entrance fees are donated back to us, 50/50 rallies to hanging door hangers throughout Sherwood Park.

Fill out this form and hit send and I will be in touch in the coming days! I can then explain better to you how we can help one another.

Anke Berner – Public Relations Volunteer, Strathcona Food Bank

Volunteer Application Forms

Select the appropriate tab below and fill out the corresponding dropdown form in its entirety. We will reach out to you to confirm details and answer any questions you may have as soon as your application has been processed. Thank you!

Individual Volunteer Application Form
Employment & Volunteer Experience
Availability & Area of Interest
*Please note, work will be assigned based on availability and suitability
Small Group Volunteer Application Form

Strathcona Food Bank Community Group Registration (Small Group – 10 people or less)

Hello and thanks for thinking of the Strathcona Food Bank!

This form will help you and your team (and us) stay super organized.

In 2023, the Strathcona Food Bank had over 17, 000 people visits and served over 5500 hampers to Strathcona County residents (35% increase over 2022). We are a 100% volunteer run organization – and look forward to community groups helping us out in the warehouse.

Please note that we are open to the public during the following dates/times and are not able to accommodate community group volunteers during these hours:

  • Monday to Friday 9:00am – Noon
  • Thursday evening 4:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday 10:30am – 1:00pm

If you have a small group (10 people or less) who are interested in helping in our warehouse, here is what your 2-hour work bee would include:

  • A secure space for your team to meet and leave belongings.
  • A personal talk/presentation and tour of our building and operations.
  • A work bee in our warehouse to help Strathcona County residents in need (this could include putting together school snack kits/birthday bags/gluten-free bags/dog treat bags/etc.)
  • Team photo at the end of your shift!

Fill in this form and hit send and we will be in touch in the coming days!

Val Mitchell – Community Groups Volunteer, Strathcona Food Bank

*If YES: Groups that have individuals under the age of 18 must have an adult supervisor per six individuals and your organization is responsible for its volunteers.
We are always grateful for any donations that our community volunteer groups bring in to the Strathcona Food Bank as part of their work bee/visits!
Large Group Volunteer Application Form

Strathcona Food Bank Community Group Registration (Large Group – 11-20 people)

Hello and thanks for thinking of the Strathcona Food Bank!

This form will help you and your team (and us) stay super organized.

In 2023, the Strathcona Food Bank had over 17, 000 people visits and served over 5500 hampers to Strathcona County residents (35% increase over 2022). We are a 100% volunteer run organization – and look forward to community groups helping us out in the warehouse.

Please note that we are open to the public during the following dates/times and are not able to accommodate community group volunteers during these hours:

  • Monday to Friday 9:00am – Noon
  • Thursday evening 4:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday 10:30am – 1:00pm

If you have a large group (11-20 individuals) interested in touring our warehouse, here is what your  1-hour (approximate) visit would include:

  • A secure space for your team to meet and leave belongings
  • A personal talk/presentation and tour of our building and operations
  • A short team activity to learn more about the Strathcona Food Bank
  • Team photo at the end of your shift!

Note: Groups that have individuals under the age of 18 must have an adult supervisor per six individuals and your sports team / business / organization is responsible for its volunteers.

Fill in this form and hit send and we will be in touch in the coming days!

Val Mitchell – Community Groups Volunteer, Strathcona Food Bank

*If YES: Groups that have individuals under the age of 18 must have an adult supervisor per six individuals and your organization is responsible for its volunteers.
We are always grateful for any donations that our community volunteer groups bring in to the Strathcona Food Bank as part of their work bee/visits!

Our Board Members

Tracey Cyca

Co-Chair

Kathryn Howden

Co-Chair

Leeann Mahé

Treasurer

Anke Berner

Secretary / Public Relations

Jo Paulencu

Director

Allee Dawson

Director

Rick McFadyen

Director & Chair, Capital Committee

Rodney Lamarre

Director

E-Transfer Instructions

You can make a donation via e-transfer through the financial institution of your choice. Please ensure that the recipient email address is set to treasurer@strathconafoodbank.ca

If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to the above address and our Treasurer will assist you.

Thank you for supporting the Strathcona Food Bank, any and all donation are greatly appreciated!