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Christmas Food Drive for the Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge Food Banks!

Make a difference this holiday season by donating a few non-perishable food items with your bottles, electronics, clothing to the food bank.

'Tis the season to spread joy! As we gear up for festivities, SkipTheDepot is thrilled to introduce our annual Christmas Food Drive in partnership with the Calgary Food Bank, Edmonton’s Food Bank, and Lethbridge Food Bank. We're on a mission to make this holiday season brighter for our communities, and we want you to be a part of the magic!

As the holiday season approaches, it brings the spirit of giving and community solidarity. According to the Food Banks Canada Hunger Count report, Alberta’s food banks experienced a 73% surge in demand from 2019 to 2022, with 44.9% of Canada’s food bank users being Albertans. This initiative provides a straightforward and convenient way to contribute to your local food bank without stepping outside your door.

Your Food Bank’s Wish List:

Your food bank has made a list and checked it twice! Fill a box or bag with non-perishable food items and put it out with your bottles and cans on the day of your pickup to ensure that your food bank gets the items they need.

  • Calgary Food Bank: Cereal, canned meat, canned veggies, canned beans, baby formula, and pasta sauce (no jars).
  • Edmonton’s Food Bank: Beans without pork, canned meat/fish, baby formula, diapers, peanut butter (500g), soup, canned fruit/veggies, pasta/pasta sauce, and hot/cold cereal.
  • Lethbridge Food Bank: Pasta and Pasta Sauce, Beans, Kraft Dinner, Canned Meat, Canned Soup, Cereal, Noodles, Meal in a Can (Stew), Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Food Items, Dry Soup, Condiments, Canned Fruit.

Encourage your friends, family, and neighbours to join this heartwarming initiative. SkipTheDepot is collecting food donations until January 1, 2024.

Make a difference by donating non-perishable food items to the Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge Food Banks. You can also donate your bottles, electronics, and clothing. No more need to go to a bottle depot near me!

Ready to Sprinkle in a Little More Holiday Magic?

You can also donate 100% of the value of your bottles, clothing, and electronics to your chosen Food Bank! Select one of the food banks listed below and enter the promo code when you book in for a pickup.

Your small act of kindness goes a long way. For every $1 donated to the food bank, they can distribute over $3 worth of perishable items. These codes are hotter than chestnuts and valid until February 1, 2024.

SkipTheDepot has Santa helping collect donations for SkipThedepot's annual Food Drive! Santa is collecting bottles, cans, clothing, and electronics. Collecting for the Calgary Food Bank, Lethbridge Food Bank, and Edmonton's Food Bank.

This Christmas, extend your generosity beyond the usual recycling routine. When you donate to your local food bank through SkipTheDepot, you're contributing more than just items – you're providing vital support, hope, and sustenance to those facing challenges. Your donation makes a meaningful impact, ensuring that individuals and families can access meals and essential resources during the festive season.

Every contribution matters. Whether it's through bottles, clothing, electronics, or other essential items, your involvement significantly aids the mission of your local food bank. Join us in spreading holiday cheer and brightening the season for everyone in our community.

In addition to food donations, you can donate bottles, cans, clothing, and electronics for the Calgary Food Bank, Lethbridge Food Bank, and Edmonton's Food Bank.

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