The provision of empathy, goodwill and food and product charity in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment free from guilt or embarrassment is key to the formula of any successful food bank.

…but here, deep within Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, we, by our very nature, recognize the need to dig deeper and measure success not through pounds of food distributed, but by lives changed for the better.

The best recipe for success is both instant and enduring in the feeding of body, mind and soul through the giving of such kind and compassionate charitable acts as:

Monetary Donations

The Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank is not a government funded entity, and as such, relies entirely on donations from the public and professional sectors to run its daily operations.

Cash Donations can be made either online through the CanadaHelps website, or our secure online donation form, in person at the Food Bank during operating hours, or by mail. You can also donate your bottles and cans offered by the free pickup service, Skip the Depot. For contact information, location, and operating hours, please visit our Contact Us page.

Food Donations

Food collection bins are located at local Safeway, Freson Bros., and Co-op stores. Non-perishable staple food items, toiletries and pet food donations may also be made during business hours at the Food Bank. For large food donations, please call to schedule a time for delivery. For contact information, location, and operating hours, please visit our Contact Us page.

Food Recovery

We are a Second Harvest food-rescue partner. See more information.

Second Harvest

Toy Donations

Food and toy hampers are distributed at Christmas to local families, children’s homes, and shelters in need. Toy and gift donations are accepted all year long and can be made at any time throughout the year to the Food Bank.

Donations of food, funds and toys can also be made during the annual Christmas Hamper Campaign which runs from mid November to mid December, and may be made at local Safeway and Co-op stores, and to the Food Bank. Be sure to check out our Events page for fundraising activities.

For contact information, location, and operating hours, please visit our Contact Us page.

Help make this Christmas a little brighter for a child or teen in our community. New and Unwrapped Gift Ideas may include:

  • Stuffies (all sizes)
  • Craft Kits
  • Science Kits
  • Lego Sets
  • RC Cars and Flyers
  • Race Tracks
  • Baby Dolls
  • Marvel, DC, Disney, Star Wars Action Figures
  • Colouring Books
  • Markers / Crayons
  • Puzzles (500+ pieces)
  • Books (youth and teen)
  • Games (youth and teen)
  • Family Games
  • Toiletry Kits
  • Headphones
  • Bluetooth Speakers
  • Mittens / Gloves and Toques
  • GT Racers and Sleds
  • Gift Cards ($25 Walmart, McDonald’s, Subway, Tim Horton’s, etc)

Time Donations

To volunteer your time, talents and skill sets where best suited to the Food Bank and/or the annual Christmas Hamper Campaign, please download an application, email or visit us in person. For location, and operating hours, please visit our Contact Us page.

Skip The Depot

Donate your bottles and cans by signing up and scheduling a pickup! Enter your address, pick up date and donation preference. They will count your bags and make your donation within 48 hours after pickup.


Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
9am — 4pm

Shopping Days

Select Wednesdays 11am-6pm
Call us to book a time

Hamper Days

Tuesdays: 10am-7pm
Thursdays: 10am-5pm

The Fort Saskatchewan Food Gatherers Society is a registered charity which operates the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank, Christmas Hamper Campaign, School Snack Program, and various other essential programs and services from the Fort Saskatchewan Nourishment Centre in order to serve a little hope and happiness to the people of Fort Saskatchewan in various times of need.