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Food Drives

Recently the Strathcona Food Bank has been approached by several groups interested in hosting food drives to help stock our shelves and ensure our continued operation.  We are truly overwhelmed by the level of interest in efforts of this nature by so many!  In order to make the best use of people’s time we ask that anyone interested in hosting a food drive contact the Strathcona Food Bank Public Relations volunteer  at:  

Unfortunately, due to COVID we are not able to host outside volunteer groups in the Food Bank at this time.  Thank you everyone who has shown an interest in helping us in this way.

Financial Donations

  • In-person at our location at 255 Kaska Road, Sherwood Park, AB  T8A 4E8 from 9am to noon Monday to Friday
  • By mail
  • e-transfer to (if you have any concerns, please send an email to the above address and our Treasurer will assist you)

Perishable Donations

Perishable items require special handling in accordance with Alberta Health & Safety guidelines but special arrangements can be made by calling the Strathcona Food Bank at 780-449-6413.

The best way to donate perishable items is to make a monetary donation where the Food Bank can purchase as needed.

Perishable items which must be in good condition (we have coolers and freezers) including:

  • bread and baking (from retail outlet)
  • homegrown produce
  • fresh meat that has been government inspected
  • eggs that have been government inspected
  • dairy products

Unfortunately, we cannot accept home canning or preserves.

Non-Perishable Donations

We will accept any of the following items:

  • food (packaged or canned goods)
  • pet food (dogs or cats)
  • formula, baby food, diapers (size 4, 5, and 6 only)
  • feminine hygiene products, Depends
  • toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc.)
  • dish soap, laundry detergent
  • school supplies

Items we will accept from the public: large glass containers and medicine/vitamin containers with a screw top.   Items not accepted: clam shells, detergent bottles, foil trays, perfume bottles, prescription bottles, used bread bags, coffee cans.  Due to COVID 19 we have decided to purchase single use plastic containers.  Thank you for your understanding.

Currently the Strathcona Food Bank is in need of small glass jars (1 cup size preferred), large plastic containers (650 ml or larger) and egg cartons.

If you have a large food donation to make we can make arrangements to pick it up. Please call the office (780-449-6413) to arrange for drivers to come to your location. Donations can also be made during food drives that take place periodically in Sherwood Park or in food bins at the following locations:

  • Costco,
  • Fire Hall #1 (Sherwood Drive)
  • Information and Volunteer Centre (IVC)
  • Safeway
  • Save-on Foods (Wye, Baseline and Summerwood stores)
  • Sobeys (Wye and Baseline stores)
  • Superstore

We appreciate your donations!