Whitecourt Food Bank

Whitecourt Food Bank

The Whitecourt Food Bank has been serving the community for over 20 years, and serves well over a thousand individuals each year.

The Food Bank operates out of the Carlan Services Community Resource Centre located at 76 Sunset Boulevard. Hours of operation are:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

New Hours - starting September 1, 2018

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • First Wednesday of each month 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

To access the Food Bank:

  • Identification must be presented for each family member at every visit.

  • Families can access the Food Bank four times per year. Each time a family visits the Food Bank they will receive a weeks worth of food for each family member residing in their household.

  • The Food Bank also provides families with referrals to other community resources.

Donating to the Whitecourt Food Bank

The Whitecourt Food Bank accepts donations year round. The Food Bank would not be able to operate without the generous donations and volunteer support from the community. Thank you for your assistance!

  • Call 780-778-2341 to arrange a drop off of items at the Food Bank (located in the Carlan Services Community Resource Centre).

  • Visit the Town Office (5004 52 Avenue) to make a cash/cheque donation. Tax receipts are provided for donations over $20.00.

Christmas Tree Light Up

On Friday, November 30 the tree in front of the Town Office will be lit in support of the Whitecourt Food Bank.  The light up is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. prior to the annual Santa Claus Parade.

Help light up the tree by purchasing a bulb for only $10.00.  Payments can be made by mail, or in person at the Town Office or Allan & Jean Millar Centre.  (Cash and cheque payments are accepted.)  

  • Red Bulbs - Food Bank Donation Bulbs
  • Green Bulbs - "In Memoriam" Bulbs

Below is a "wish list" of items for the local Food Bank.  If you are thinking of donating items, these are the things we need the most:

  • Juice
  • Canned fruit
  • Mac and cheese
  • Hamburger helper
  • Beans
  • Canned soup
  • Canned vegetables
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Diapers (Size 5 or 6)
  • Boxed potatoes/stuffing
  • Sugar
  • Lunch items
  • Granola bars
  • Instant soup
  • Instant Mac & cheese
  • Fruit cups
  • Juice boxes
  • Toiletries-
    • Deodorant
    • Razors
    • Feminine products
    • Shaving cream
    • Shampoo/Conditioner
    • Toothpaste/toothbrushes
    • Toilet paper



Do you have questions about how to access or donate to the Whitecourt Food Bank? Contact the Food Bank Coordinator at 780-778-2341.