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Housing and Affordability
COVID-19 Food Supports Information Over the last months, local organizations and businesses have been working hard to find creative ways to support access to food. For an up-to-date resource list, visit these municipality and organization websites:
Banff - Affordability & Assistance
Canmore - Here For You
MD Bighorn - scroll down to Spotlight mdbighorn.ca/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=539
Food Rescue in Exshaw - some Mondays, most Tuesdays & Thursdays thanks to the support of volunteers, Banff Food Rescue & Canmore Food Recovery Barn
Grocery Gift Cards
The MD of Bighorn has a limited number of grocery gift cards to distribute to MD residents who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. These are available at no cost to residents who’s income has taken a serious hit and are struggling to make ends meet. To inquire about obtaining one of these gift cards, please contact Deb Grady at email@example.com or 403-673-3611.
Bow Valley Food Alliance lists many area food resources and interesting posts on their Facebook page.
Curious about Food Safety During COVID-19? Click HERE for answers to your questions!
AHS Public Health Nutritionists - Nutrition and COVID19 messages 01_APR_2020.pdf
Bow Valley Food Bank Offers emergency food hampers. Call 403.678.9488 on Monday or Wednesday. Pickup days are Tuesday and Thursday 12-1 pm and 6-7 pm. If you’d like a friend or neighbour to pick up your hamper for you, let the Food Bank know their name when you call. Cost: Free
Canmore Food Recovery Barn An initiative that recovers edible food waste from grocery stores and other food distribution outlets.
Food and Friends Pick up weekly meal to reheat at home every Monday, possible delivery volunteers. Cost: Free or by donation. Email by Sunday evening to place order: firstname.lastname@example.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CanmoreFoodandFriends
Affordable Housing Information
Review a number of resources to assist you with affordable housing.
Good Food Box
This local program allows residents of the Bow Valley to get a box of of fresh fruit and vegetables for $25-$30. Delivered to Exshaw for KID, MD and Stoney Nakoda Nation residents monthly. Order and Pay online or ask for Community Services assistance if you need to pay by cash.
Whether you owe a little or are overwhelmed by a lot of debt, our services will help you improve your money management skills.
New Resident Settlement Services
Settlement Services in the Bow Valley a program through the Town of Banff is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to support newcomers to Canada living in the Bow Valley.