How It Works
Have your cashier scan the Alberta Shares
Coupon displayed at the checkout stand!
In 2014, 49,766 Albertans turned to a food bank for assistance. Of those, 42.9% were children, which is 6% above the national average.
Thanks to your contributions, food banks across Alberta receive close to $50,000 dollars worth of fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy and much needed protein every year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this program important?
Most donations to food banks are non-perishable, such as canned or dried foods. While important staples, they cannot provide the full nutritional balance needed – particularly for babies and children in their developing years, or seniors with special dietary needs.
When you consider that 42.9% of food bank users in Alberta are children, it’s easy to see how urgent the need for nutritious food is.
Your $2 donation through participating stores ensures a variety of fresh, healthy foods critical to every person’s nutritional needs are available to your local food bank.
How much of my donation goes to the food bank?
All of it. All donations through the Alberta Shares program goes directly to the local food bank in the community.
How are donations tracked?
Participating stores easily track the donations through their point-of-sale's bar code system.
How do donations get to the food banks?
On a quarterly or semi-annually basis, the donated funds are given to the local food bank in the form of cash or gift card to purchase perishable or high demand food in the store.