Financial Donations

The Strathcona Food Bank is a charitable organization totally operated by volunteers.  We rely on donations to continue to provide food assistance to those in need in Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County.

You can donate in-person at our location at 255 Kaska Road, Sherwood Park, AB  T8A 4E8 and by mail.

A donor may send a donation via E-transfer to:

Please pose a security question that requires “milk” to be the answer.

Donate Food and other household items

We will accept any of the following items,

Non-perishable items including:

  • food (packaged or canned goods)
  • pet food (dogs or cats)
  • formula, baby food, diapers (size 5 and 6 only)
  • sanitary supplies, Depends
  • toiletries
  • school supplies

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

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

Unfortunately we cannot accept home canning or preserves.

Food items can be delivered to the Strathcona Food Bank at 255 Kaska Road, Sherwood Park during our operating hours, Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and noon.  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


The top 10 most needed items for October are:

  • canned tomato sauce
  • canned pasta
  • canned stew/chili
  • canned fruit
  • canned salmon
  • canned meat (e.g. corned beef, Klik)
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Kraft Dinner
  • Boxes of hot cereal
  • Jello/pudding


Other Useful Items:

Listed below are specific food and personal items that are most frequently needed at the food bank.  If you are thinking of making a donation please review the list and consider providing any of the items identified.  Please note all donations should be current “best before” dates as canned items must be dispersed for use within six months after that date.

Breakfast             Desserts             Side Dishes

Hot cereals                           Pie fillings                           Side Kicks

Pancake mix                        Pudding powder                Rice packages

Pancake syrup                    Individual fruit cups         Instant potatoes

Jams                                      Cake mixes                          Hamburger & Tuna Helpers

Jellies                                    Jello powder

Peanut butter (500 mg & 1 kg)

Beans                                   Meat                                     Soup

Kidney                                 Salmon                                Mushroom

Pork and beans                 Tuna                                     Tomato

Canned vegetables           Ham                                      Chicken

Peas                                     Stew                                      Vegetable

Green Beans                      Chili                                       Chunky

Variety                                Variety                                   Broth

Mushrooms                                                                        Variety

Pasta                                   Toiletries                                Staples

Tomato paste                    Deodorant                              Sugar

Tomato sauce                    Shampoo                                Quick oatmeal

Razors                                     Flour

Tampons                                Rice

Conditioner                           Juices – 1 litre

Body wash                             Dish soap


Baby Items

Size 5 and 6 diapers

Beginner food


Your donation is greatly appreciated.



The Strathcona Food Bank is totally operated by volunteers.  We engage volunteers with various tasks including:

  • Drivers/Packers who pack, collect and deliver donations from grocery stores and businesses early each weekday morning to the food bank.  They also collect donations from schools, churches and businesses during food drives.
  • In-house Volunteers carry our various tasks including sorting incoming donations each morning, stocking shelves with sorted donations, repackaging larger sized donations into smaller packages, filling hamper requests and taking client applications for food assistance over the telephone.

If you are interested in providing some of your time to assist as either a driver/packer or in-house volunteer please come into the food bank office and fill out an application.  Drivers are subject to a driver abstract check that the Strathcona Food Bank would do.  The food bank operates a 14 foot cube van so driver applicants would have to be properly licensed to operate this type of vehicle.  Driver/packer applicants would train with regular drivers and packers.

For in-house volunteers, training would occur over 3 mornings once a week after which a regular shift would be scheduled.  We ask that in-house volunteers commit to a minimum of 3 to 6 months on the same day each week.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and not a current client.

Thank you for giving some of your valuable time to assist those in need!