Programs & Services

The Chestermere Regional Food Bank supports the following programs in our community.

After The Bell

FOOD BANKS CANADA launched this program in 2015 and because of our awareness through the school Child Development Advisors, we have signed on to participate this year. This program is designed to provide young people food to fill the gaps when other food supports such as school breakfast or lunch programs aren’t available in July and August. FOOD BANKS CANADA will send us enough packs to last through 8 weeks in the summer and may contain granola bars, applesauce, fruit cups, oatmeal, hummus and canned protein. They will also provide funding to purchase fresh food to add to each pack.

Before and After Care

Has made it possible for us to provide snacks for this program through requests from Child Care Workers. Seems that children are always hungry!

Bread & Extras

Clients can drop by on Wednesdays between 2 pm and 7 pm to pick up bread and foods we have in excess – no questions asked.

Breakfast Program

A healthy breakfast is important for learning and we are committed to providing assistance with this school program. CRFB provides nutritious meals to children identified by Child Development Advisors and Teachers.

Community Garden

We have been involved with this project for several years through the Community Resource Centre. Volunteers prepare, plant, maintain and harvest several gardens throughout the growing season. Once harvested, we are able to offer fresh vegetables to clients.

Community Kitchen

Not yet a reality, but getting closer! Through the Community Resource Centre, the Whitecappers have offered their kitchen on a trial basis. Community Kitchens are designed to provide affordable, nutritious meals cooked in a fun, communal environment and to teach people how to save money on their grocery bill. Stay tuned for further updates on this program.

Hampers

We provide both perishable and non perishable foods to an average of 8 families per week. This service is by appointment only. Hampers are designed to see a family through 2 to 3 weeks. Clients can access this program 6 times per year. Referrals are made through the Community Resource Centre

Meals on Wheels

The Chestermere Regional Food Bank will deliver nutritious and affordable meals to your door providing you with meals for up to seven days a week.  These meals are prepared by Meals on Wheels Calgary then picked up and delivered by Chestermere Food Bank volunteers.  Short term or long term, we are here to help.  All meals are heart healthy and diabetic friendly.  Select from the variety of meals, each consisting of an entrée, a starch and a vegetable.  A minimum of 5 meals per order is required.  Meals must be ordered on Friday for delivery the following Wednesday between 12:30 and 2:00 pm. Each meal costs $5.50 and must be paid by cash or cheque at the time of delivery. No referral is needed to sign up; your finances and age are not qualifying factors. Visit Meals on Wheels for further information or to register for the program. You can also order meals for yourself or a loved one, by calling 403 273-0777.

Snack Attack

For a variety of reasons, many children go to school without adequate nutrition. We provide funding a non perishable snacks to local schools through requests from Child Development Advisors.

For more information about any of our programs or services, drop us a line