Town of Hinton Logo

The Hinton Food Bank Needs Your Help!

Word has gone out on social media that the Hinton Food Bank is in need of a number of items. The Food Bank serves as a vital resource for those that need some support making it through, and with the continued upward trend in usage observed over the last number of years, they need your help more than ever.

A number of groups throughout the community are stepping up, and The Town of Hinton challenges all residents who are able to do so to go out and support the food bank in whatever way they can.

Items Needed

The Hinton Food Bank is in particular need of the following items:
  • spaghetti sauce
  • pasta
  • cereal
  • beans
  • tuna
Please remember: the food bank cannot accept expired goods. Non-perishable goods that can be stored are always appreciated. Cash donations allow the Food Bank to purchase the goods they need, when they need them, and can be made to a secure location (see below for more information).

Another good thing to consider when choosing donations to make to the food bank: It's back to school time, and so many children in need will require items for school lunches and breakfasts as they head out to their studies. Lunch snacks, or instant breakfasts, make for great ways to ensure students can remain fed, full, and focused while in class.

Many Options Available

The Food Bank has many ways you can contribute, and community organizations are stepping up to help out as well. 

At The Recreation Centre

From now until Friday, a food drive is being held in the Hinton Recreation Centre near the Steve Hotchkiss Arena entrance in the Lobby. Bring by your donations and be entered in to win a number of prizes, including:

  • Oilers autographed Darnell Nurse Jersey
  • Pair of tickets to the Oilers Rookie vs. Bears game in Edmonton Sept. 21st
  • Autographed Hanson Brothers hockey stick
A number of Hinton residents have already got involved with this great initiative, see pictures below!
Rob Mackin Drops off Donations
Josh Yaworski Drop Off Donation
Stacey Cherry Makes Donation

At the Grocery Store

Both Hinton Friesen Brothers, as well as Canada Safeway, have drop off locations for use. Stop by these business' customer service desks for more details on how you can make a donation. Parks West Mall also has a drop off box, located in the center court area.

At the Food Bank

The Food Bank location at 111 Government Rd accepts donations during B.R.I.D.G.E.S  operating hours, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. Simply enter the building and make your drop off in the hallway receptacle. Cash Donations are accepted at Bruce Deal's office, 107 Swanson Drive, during operating hours.

Within Your Workplace

The Town of Hinton employees will be beginning an internal food drive until the end of next week, and we challenge any other groups, businesses, and workplaces in the community to do the same. All you need is a box for donations, and a want to help out an important resource in your community.

An Important Resource to Local Residents

The Hinton Food Bank represents one of many non-profits in the Hinton area that serve as a vital lifeline to any who need it. In times of economic uncertainty, its critical to support these organizations in their work to help ensure that we all share in a high quality of life. These are the resources most hope to never use, but are essential to have available for those crucial moments when they are needed. By joining together to help support important causes like this, we become stronger together as a community.

Powered by CivicSend - A product of CivicPlus