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How to get a hamper

Online hamper request

We are looking forward to being able to provide an online hamper request form very soon!

In the meantime please give us a call at 780-449-6413 to request your hamper.

Give us a call

Our friendly volunteers are ready to take your call – please phone our office at 780-449-6413 to book an appointment. We can provide your groceries on the same day you call, or we can also book for the next day. If you need a same-day appointment, please try to call us before 10:00am.

First Time Using Our Services?

Here's what you need to know:

Hamper Availability

Full grocery hampers are available every 30 days, and we also welcome you to come in once a week for bread, baking and produce. We also have Client Choice shelves filled with various items you can choose from, so bring a reusable bag. Some restrictions apply.

First Time Calling Us?

If this is your first time calling the Strathcona Food Bank you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Names and ages of those living in your home
  • Household income
  • Dietary restrictions and preferences

What to bring

First visit:

  • Picture ID
  • Health card numbers for all in your home
  • A recent piece of mail (i.e., a utility bill, letter, rental agreement, medical services card from Alberta Works (Social Assistance?) *Can be electronic

Each subsequent visit:

  • Identification card (1 piece of government issued photo ID or 2 pieces of other ID)
  • A recent piece of mail (such as utility bill, letter or rental agreement) *Can be electronic

What you get

We aim to provide food for 7 days of a healthy diet aligned with Canada’s Food Bank and up to 7 additional days of sustenance.

Special Requests

Please advise if any of the following apply to your household so we can prepare your hamper to best meet your needs:

Food Allergies

Food Allergies

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Infants

Infants

Pets

Pets

Dietary Requests & Restrictions

Dietary Requests & Restrictions

Whether or not you have a freezer

Whether or not you have a freezer

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!