Housing and Affordability

COVID-19 Food Supports Information 

Over the last months, local organizations and businesses have been working hard to find creative ways to support access to food. For an up-to-date resource list, visit your municipality website: 

Banff   'Essential Services' & scroll to 'Municipal Food Resources' 
Canmore  scroll down to 'Food' 
Cochrane cochrane.ca/160/Family-Community-Support-Services 
MD Bighorn  scroll down to Spotlight


Grocery Gift Cards
The MD of Bighorn has a limited number of grocery gift cards to distribute to MD residents who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.  These are available at no cost to residents who’s income has taken a serious hit and are struggling to make ends meet.  To inquire about obtaining one of these gift cards, please contact Deb Gradyat deb.grady@mdbighorn.ca or 403-673-3611.


Bow Valley Food Alliance lists many Canmore food resources.pdf  April 6/20.

Curious about Food Safety During COVID-19?  Click HERE for answers to your questions!

AHS Public Health Nutritionists Nutrition and COVID19 messages 01_APR_2020.pdf

Bow Valley Food Bank  Offers emergency food hampers. Call 403.678.9488 on Monday or Wednesday. Pickup days are Tuesday and Thursday 12-1 pm and 6-7 pm.  If you’d like a friend or neighbour to pick up your hamper for you, let the Food Bank know their name when you call. Cost: Free

Canmore Food Recovery Barn  An initiative that recovers edible food waste from grocery stores and other food distribution outlets. Food will be pre-bagged. Sign up in advance for a 15-minute time slot between 6-6:45 pm, no more than one slot per week. Pickup on Tuesday and Thursdays at 6 pm.  Cost: $5 suggested donation

Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F44AFAD22A2F85-food

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CanmoreFoodRecoveryBarn/

Food and Friends  Delivers weekly meals to reheat at home every Monday and Thursday in partnership with the Iron Goat and delivery volunteers.  Cost: Free or by donation.

Email by Sunday or Wednesday evening to place order: foodandfriends2020@gmail.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CanmoreFoodandFriends/