Alberta Food Bank Network Association
As members of AFBNA we share relevant information and resources. An important part of the AFBNA’s work is to encourage public awareness and
education concerning hunger and poverty in Alberta. The NFS is delivered to the AFBNA via the CPR and distributes to food banks in Alberta.
Alberta Share Program
Simply swipe the $2 card located at the counter at the following participating locations Beaumont Sobeys, Devon Garden Market IGA
Leduc Co-op Food Store. And $2 or more can be added to your bill and donated to the LDFB.
Farm to School
Help bring fresh vegetables into Alberta schools and daycare centers as part of healthy fundraising, and support many member food banks with donations of fresh vegetables. The program runs in schools and daycares from Sept. 16 to Dec 9. In 2014, 11 food banks in Alberta received more than 15,500 pounds of donated fresh produce through this program. Orders are placed by the schools on behalf of their local food bank. The LDFB is a benefactor of this great program.
Food Banks Canada (FBC)
As members FBC, we share relevant information and resources. FBC works collaboratively with and on behalf of member food banks regarding corporate food gleaning and solicitation. An important part of FBC’s is to encourage public awareness and education concerning hunger and poverty in the hope of diminishing the daily role of food banks within communities.
As a member of the FBC, we can receive National Food Share (NFS), food produced in Eastern Canada collected from companies such as Kraft,
Campbell’s and Kellogg’s and is delivered via the CPR to provinces and distribution to food banks in each province.
Members must adopt the Code of Ethics of FBC and agree to follow the FBC ‘Food Safety Guidelines.’ Copies are available on the AFBNA website. http://www.afbna.ca/membership/
Each year Food Banks Canada (FBC) prepares Hunger Count, a report on food security in Canada. This report is prepared by gathering statistics from food banks across the county and used to lobby for government changes such as increases in Social Security, affordable housing Guaranteed Income Supplements etc.
Hunger Awareness Week – May
This annual event held across Canada is your opportunity to learn more about your local food bank.
Loblaw 'Extra Helping' National Campaign
‘Extra Helping’ National campaign runs in local communities at Christmas and in the spring. Either donate non perishable food items or make a $2 cash donation at the store (No Frills or Extra Foods) checkout in Leduc, Devon or Beaumont.
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region
LDFB is a member agency. Designated donations to the LDFB can be made through work or personal donations directly through United Way.
United Way Tools for School
The LDFB in partnership with United Way is the collection/distribution centre for the Tools for School program (TFS). We work closely with local school divisions and all regional agencies. Families can register with the LDFB starting in May and receive TFS kits through September. School supply donations can be made to the LDFB any time of the year. Equivalent cost of school supplies Provided to clients in 2015 - $32,175.00
Wecan Food Co-op
Anyone can access the use of this food co-op operated by the St David’s United Church. The food bank is a drop off and pick up point for monthly orders.