Emergency Food Baskets
We provide 2 to 3 days of emergency food for anyone in Saskatoon and area (a 50 km radius).
To pick up an emergency food basket we request identification for each member of your family and something to indicate you are a resident of Saskatoon and area (such as a bill, letter or rent receipt). We understand there are circumstances which make it difficult to provide identification. Please let us know if you are unable to provide identification.
We recommend that you bring your own bags or boxes to transport your groceries.
We are open for basket pick up Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 11:45am and 12:30pm to 3:00pm, Friday 8:30am to 11:45am. We are also closed on weekends and statutory holidays.
For more information about emergency food baskets please contact the Client Services Manager at 306-664-6565, ext 222.
Milk for Children
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre provides one litre of milk for each child ages 17 and under and pregnant and nursing women.
Milk purchase represents a significant cost for the Food Bank. Several fundraisers are held throughout the year to raise money for this program and financial donations are always welcome!
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre supports pregnant and nursing women by providing one litre of milk at each visit. Infant formula is also available on request. Unfortunately we are not always able to meet the specific formula brand request. We also provide jars of baby food and infant cereals for all children under one year of age.
Diapers, baby wipes and other infant items are available at our clothing depot.
Breastfeeding provides food security for infants and has many benefits for women and communities.
The Community Kitchen
The Community Kitchen programs focus on preparing nutritious, affordable food. Many of the foods used are those that would typically be offered in a food basket. Programs are targeted to people who might use the Food Bank and focus on healthy lifestyles and diabetes prevention.
In 2009, the Aim 4 Health Program partnered with the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre to offer a Food Experience Program in the Community Kitchen.
The Aim 4 Health Food Experience program is a healthy lifestyles program with an emphasis on nutrition and meal preparation skills. In addition, participants take part in physical activity breaks and are encouraged and supported to set health goals.
Aim 4 Health is a community program providing education about diabetes prevention and care focusing on working with First Nations, Métis and Immigrant people.
For more information about Aim 4 Health or to meet with a Dietitian, Exercise Therapist, Health Educator, Nurse Clinician, Outreach Worker or Pharmacist, please call: 655-LIVE (655-5483). Healthcare Provider or Self Referrals are welcome.
Beginning January 2018, the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre is offering a new program focused on health and nutrition.
FoodFit is a 12-week program for low-income community members who experience barriers around healthy eating and physical activity but who are motivated to make lasting changes to their health. The program combines fun, hands-on cooking sessions and food-based activities with take-home recipes, easy-to-understand nutrition information, group exercise, shared meals, and feedback loops that support individual and group progress.
Upcoming program start dates:
- Tuesday, January 30, from 11:00am-2:00pm
- Wednesday, February 7, from 12:00pm-3:00pm
- Tuesday, May 22, 11:00am-2:00pm
- Wednesday, May 23 from 12:00pm-3:00pm
- Tuesday, September 4, from 11:00am-2:00pm
- Wednesday, September 5, from 12:00pm-3:00pm
Contact Chelsea, our Food Fit Facilitator, for more information or to register.