In the spirit of reconciliation, the Strathcona Food Bank acknowledges that it operates on Treaty Six Territory and the homeland of the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region Two and Four. We honour the First Peoples of this land and recognize that we stand upon land that carries the footsteps of Cree, Metis, and Blackfoot amongst many other Nations, who have been here for thousands of years.
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. Call us – we’e here to help.
Our Vision: Nourishing community with food and hope.
Our Core Values: Collaboration, Compassion, Respect, People-Centered, Innovation.
We will continue to be open Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and noon, Thursday evenings from 4:30 to 7:00 pm, except on statutory holidays. We are also happy to announce that as of Saturday, September 23rd the Food Bank will be open for clients from 10:30am till 1:00pm. All appointments must be booked by phone.
Please note that the Food Bank will be closed from December 24, 2023 through till January 2, 2024. We will be open for our regular Saturday shifts on December 23, 2023 and January 6, 2024.
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.
The Strathcona Food Bank is proud to be part of the Second Harvest Food Rescue program. In the past 12 months we have made over 680 food rescues with a combined weight of over 56,000 kilograms (123,549 pounds).
In 2022 there were 163 volunteers who together worked 25,869 hours at the Strathcona Food Bank (that’s the equivalent of 12.5 full time employees). We continue to rely on the amazing volunteers who fill all positions at the Food Bank!