Mobile Pantry Program

Assisting Those who Live in Rural Communities.

Home Programs Mobile Pantry

The Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Program is unique and progressive because we directly address geographically isolated low-income communities where residents experience chronic hunger and food insecurity.

The Mobile Pantry Program was established to assist low-income individuals and families who live in rural communities within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), where residents have little or no access to transportation and/or where there might be no full-service grocery stores within reasonable walking distance.

While the non-profit and government agencies that serve these areas are able to pre-screen potential participants for eligibility so that the WBFB can provide services, these agencies often lack the infrastructure and resources (space, large volunteer force, etc.) needed to handle the actual food distributions. In response, the WBFB will establish the MPP where pre-assembled hampers will be delivered to a designated community sites via a Food Bank Vehicle and Food Bank staff. The Food Bank staff will then distribute the hampers based on pre-screened applications.

Because the Food Bank has a powerful volunteer force, we are able to sort food, assemble boxes, and manage the distribution logistics. In some cases, the Food Bank is able to tailor the Mobile Pantry food items to meet the cultural and special dietary needs of the communities it serves. The rural communities will be asked to provide local volunteers to assist with the distribution of food in each rural community.

Food Bank hampers are pre-packaged to allow families 30 days’ worth of food. Each hamper follows a list that may be varied based on special diets, availability of products at the food bank, and time of year.

To register for the Mobile Pantry program, or for more information, please contact mpp@woodbuffalofoodbank.com or 780-743-1125 ext.226.

Upcoming Deliveries

January

18th – Conklin
20th – Anzac/Fort McMurray First Nation 468
25th – Janvier
27th – Fort McKay

March

15th – Conklin
17th – Anzac/Fort McMurray First Nation 468
22nd – Janvier
24th – Fort McKay

May

17th – Conklin
19th – Anzac/Fort McMurray First Nation 468
24th – Janvier
26th – Fort McKay

February

15th – Conklin
17th – Anzac/Fort McMurray First Nation 468
22nd – Janvier
24th – Fort McKay

April

19th – Conklin
21st – Anzac/Fort McMurray First Nation 468
26th – Janvier
28th – Fort McKay

You must call ahead to be added to the list for your community. Hampers are sent on a pre-packed basis.

mpp@woodbuffalofoodbank.com or 780-743-1125 ext.226

NEW MOBILE PANTRY EXPANSION! (est. 2020)

We are so excited to announce that we have expanded our Mobile Pantry Program to Fort Chipewyan after many years of wishing and planning! A huge thanks to Kings Kids Promotions for partnering with us to make it a reality!

We deliver our monthly MPP hampers to the community of Fort Chipewyan by charter plane in the summer months, and ice road during the winter months.

UPCOMING FORT CHIP DELIVERIES


JANUARY 12TH
FEBRUARY 9TH
MARCH 9TH
APRIL 13TH
MAY 11TH

This program is made possible by the support from:

suncore
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