Food Programs for Residents


  • Banff Food Rescue - a volunteer driven organization helping with food rescue and food security. Free and by donation. and
  • Banff Food Bank - The Food Bank provides food to individuals in need once per month, up to six times per year. Located at 455 Cougar Street, the back door of the Banff Park Church. ID and registration is required, and families must book an appointment Open Tuesdays 12 – 1 p.m. Closed July & August, will reopen in September.
  • Santas Anonymous - (annually in December) Offering financial support to Banff and Lake Louise seniors in need over the holidays.
  • Community Table - Enjoy a healthy meal and connect in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy soup, salad, fruit, tea and coffee. Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. in the Catharine Robb Whyte Building, upstairs in the Pioneer Room, 101 Bear Street.
  • Chili Night - Served between 6:30 - 8 p.m. every Friday night at Banff Park Church, 455 Cougar Street.  Vegetarian options available.  Open to everyone, all ages.  Stay for games, foosball, pool and connecting with others in the large recreation room upstairs (open until 10 p.m.)   
  • Soup's On -Tuesdays, 12 – 1 p.m., Banff Park Church, 455 Cougar Street. Enjoy a free bowl of soup in the company of others. Closed July & August, will reopen in September.
  • Free Little Pantry at the Banff Public Library - A community supported initiative to look after each other. Take what you need, leave what you can. Learn more form the Banff Public Library
  • Bow Valley Food Alliance - Visit the Bow Valley Food Alliance for the most up-to-date food supports available Bow Valley-wide, from emergency food to low-cost and no-cost options. 
  • YWCA - food hampers are available between 9 am - 5 pm.  Please call 403.762.3560 ext. 1 for pickup details.

Low Cost:

  • Bow Valley Good Food Box - a monthly box of fresh produce at an affordable price. Available to all residents of regardless of income level.
Food Box