Requirements For Eligibility


To access food bank services, community members are asked to provide a certain amount of information which enables us to determine whether or not they are eligible to receive our services. This is a primarily income-based screening process; special circumstances are considered as well.

To apply for client services (or renew your Client Card), individuals are required to provide the following identification and information:

  • Photo ID (for adults 18+)
  • AB Health Care Cards (for all household members)
  • Proof of Income (child tax benefits, AISH or SA slips, pay stub, EI statement, etc.)
  • Proof of Address (rent receipt, utility, phone or cable bill, etc.)

For each visit, clients must bring their Client Card, and when picking up the monthly food hamper, photo identification is required.

Client Cards typically expire every six months.

As a food bank client you will have access to monthly hampers and daily supplements.