Giving back to the Calgary Food Bank

December 9, 2016 / Calgary

Being part of a community means giving back. This holiday season, we’re organizing a food drive in Calgary to connect those who are able to give to those in need.

We invite you to open the Uber app on Saturday, December 10 between 12pm and 4pm to give back by setting aside a few canned goods from your pantry, or picking up extra non-perishables on your next grocery run. A driver will come to your home, pick up your items, and donate them to the Calgary Food Bank on your behalf– free of charge.


  1. Download the Uber app for iPhone, Android, or Windows
  2. Open the app on Saturday (December 10) between 12pm and 4pm
  3. Select the “FOOD BANK” icon and request a pickup at your location
  4. Meet your driver curbside with your non-perishable food items
  5. Your donation will be delivered to the Calgary Food Bank and provided to someone in need


  • Please bag all donations, and if possible put bagged donations in a box
  • Drivers cannot leave cars unattended so make sure to meet them curbside for pickup
  • Curious to know what are the most needed items? While all food donations within acceptable expiry dates and conditions are welcomed, the Calgary Food Bank’s wish list includes: peanut butter, dry pasta, pasta sauce, baby food and formula, canned soup, fruit juice (1L), macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables and fruits
  • Still not sure what to donate? Clients at the Calgary Food Bank are our neighbours– think about what you and your own family enjoy or use most often


The mission of the Calgary Food Bank is to provide food to people in need and connect the people they serve to a range of service providers. They advocate for the hungry and educate the public about hunger in our community.

You can help the Calgary Food Bank in others ways. For every $1 donated, they can distribute $5 worth of food! Make your monetary donation here.

Thank you for making us a part of your community, Calgary! Together, we can make a difference this holiday season.