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what is a Food Round-Up?

A volunteer will bring a bag to your home between May 20 - May 24 fill the bag with food and on May 25 put it on your front step and our volunteers will come pick it up. It’s just that easy!

How does it work?

The Root Cellar is seeing more clients than we have ever before. We need your help to fill the Emergency Food Pantry. A food round-up is a day where people put food out on their steps to help feed families in our community

Root Cellar's Most Needed Items 


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2024 Results 

Donating Food to Charity

Pounds of Food Raised

39,716 Pounds of Food 

Charity Volunteers


200 Volunteers 

Clean Neighborhood



Bags Delivered

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I participate

All you have to do is put a few non-perishable food items in the bag provided, and place on your step by 9AM May 25. Our volunteers will do the rest. 

I got a bag and don't want to participate? 

We are sorry for an inconvenience the bag may have caused but it is 100 percent recyclable. 

What if my bag does not get pick up?

If your bag has not been picked up by 2 PM May 25th please call 

403-528-4313 Ext 8 and we will have someone come out and pick it up. 

How do i Volunteer?

We would love you have you or your organization help us with either pick up or drop off of the bags. More information can be found under the volunteer section of this page. 

What if i don't get a bag?

All bags will be delivered between May 20- May 24. If we missed you and you still want to participate just place some food items in a bag and put it out for May 25 by 9 AM

What time will my bag be picked up?

Picking up of bags will begin at 9AM May 25 with the hoping of having all bags collected by 4PM. 

Can i donate funds instead of food?

If you want to donate funds we ask that you e transfer to 

What items can i put in the bag? 

You are able to put any non-perishable food items. You can choose from our most needed items listed above..  We just ask that you don't include perishable items. 


Deliver Empty Bags to Neighborhoods 

Pick Up Bags - May 25

Warehouse Sorter

Accept food donations

Donate Cash instead of Food

Would you rather give a cash donation you can do so by either e-transfer ( ensure to include name, address and Food Round Up in the notes) or click the link below to donate online. 

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