Emergency Food

The Emergency Food Basket Program provides 2 to 3 days of emergency food for anyone in Saskatoon and area (a 50 km radius) in need.  A person can access a food basket once every 14 days.

To access an emergency food basket we ask that you show identification for all family members as well as something to show you are a resident of Saskatoon and area – i.e. a bill, letter or rent receipt.  Please let us know if you do not have any identification so that we can accommodate your unique circumstances.

We recommend that you bring your own bags or boxes to transport your food home.

Emergency Food Basket pick up is available Monday to Thursday from 8:30am - 11:45am and 12:30pm - 3:30pm and Friday 8:30am - 11:45am.

Our Emergency Food Basket pick up hours will be changing effective May 29.
We will now be closing 30 minutes earlier. Only Monday through Thursday afternoons will be affected.

The new hours are: Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 11:45am & 12:30pm - 3:00pm.  

We are closed on statutory holidays. If you require further information please call 306.664.6565.


Clothing Depot

The Clothing Depot provides clothing, personal care items and other basic necessities for a nominal charge.  Customers can shop at the Clothing Depot three times a week and purchase a large bag of clothes and three sundry items for $2.00. A couple more sundry items may be purchased for an additional $2.00. We ask that customers show their health cards each time they shop.  If you are unable to show identification please let us know so that we can accommodate your unique circumstances.

Some of the sundry items that may be available include: diapers, baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, pet food, etc.

The Clothing Depot is located at 223 Ave. B South. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 11:45 am & 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. For more information please call 306.244.1236 to reach a staff member at the Clothing Depot or click here.


Counselling

CFS Saskatoon.PNG

No-cost counselling for low-income individuals is provided free of charge in partnership with Catholic Family Services. Please call 306.664.6565 to book an appointment or click here to contact us.


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

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Our Community Volunteer Income Tax Program has ended for the year. We will share the details for the 2018 program once all the details have been confirmed. 

This year we helped over 6000 people, filed over 5000 tax returns and brought over $15 million dollars back into our community!

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the SFBLC Community Volunteer Income Tax Program this year! It was a huge success!

None of this would have been possible without our amazing volunteers, the Initiatives Fund and Affinity CU. Thank you for all for your time, support and resources. We're lucky to have partners like you!

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program provides assistance for low-income individuals and families with simple tax situations. 

Taxpayers who may be eligible for assistance include:

  • Social assistance recipients
  • Newcomers to Canada
  • Seniors
  • Status Indian tax exempt income

The Creating Opportunities Strategy

Working Together to Achieve your Employment and/or Education Goals

The Creating Opportunities Strategy works with individuals on the pre-employment spectrum to help them prepare for their future education/ employment opportunities.  The program offers two streams: The Literacy Program (for individuals wanting to up-grade their education) and the Workplace Experience Program (for individuals wanting hands on work experience and training).

The Literacy Program

  • 3.5 Months
  • Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 2:30 pm
  • Classroom setting
  • Improve literacy, numeracy and computer skills
  • Earn training certificates

Upcoming Program

The next session of the Literacy Program will begin September 5th, 2017.  Please call us at 306.664.6565 or stop by for more information.

The Workplace experience program

  • 6 Months
  • Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3:30 pm
  • Gain hands-on work experience at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre
  • Receive Provincial Training Allowance (PTA)
  • One-on-one job coaching and training
  • Earn training certificates

UPCOMING PROGRAM

The current program running March 2017 - August 2017 is full.

The next Workplace Experience Program will begin September 5th, 2017.  Information sessions are tentatively set for July 25/26/27, 2017. Please check back in July for times of information sessions.

Interested participants must attend one information session before beginning the application process.

For more information about these programs, please contact our Creating Opportunities Manager, Amber Clare at 306.664.6565 ext 224 or click here to contact us.