Food for Friends Red Deer


Food for Friends has many ways that you can give with your TIME, TALENT or TREASURE!


Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking for ways to help and to volunteer with Food for Friends please consider these options. We want people to volunteer in areas where their skills and interests are. Volunteering with Food for Friends is a way to give back to your community and help ensure that our programs continue to help those who are in need. 

Whether you can help in a big way or a little way, we appreciate your gift of time! 


Big Cooks: Come cook with us; we are always in need of helping hand to assist with meal preparation. We prepare freezer meals regularly for our Meals to Go program. Or if you would like to be the host of a big cook or freezer meal workshop we will train you. 

Please consider a donation of any amount to Food for Friends today. 

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Shopping: Food for Friends has to purchase groceries for the variety of meal programs that we offer. If you enjoy shopping we have the right program for you. We need volunteers to help pick up groceries. You shop and we'll pay. 

Potato Party: If you enjoy growing food, please consider growing some potatoes for Food for Friends. We also have potato parties where volunteers come to help us clean, prep and cook potato meals. We would love to have your help!

Gardening: Do you love growing food and gardening? Do you ever have more than you know what to do with? If so please consider donating extra produce to Food for Friends. That produce will be used in some of our meal preparation workshops and for our potato trays. All proceeds are redirected into our food card program, which allows participants to access the grocery store. 

We can always use: potatoes, garlic, onions and herbs.


Event & Committee Support: Every now and then Food for Friends participates in expos or hosts fundraising events. Food for Friends is often at the Farmers markets and would love your company and support in manning our booth. If you would like to give of your time to help with one of those events please don't hesitate to let us know. 

We also have various committees that you could be apart of such as: Policy committee, marketing/public awareness committee and finance committee. 

If you have a particular talent you would like to provide to Food for Friends please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Each person is unique and has different gifts. Our organization strongly believes in collaboration and providing everyone with an opportunity to giveback to their community. 

Examples of talents and/or services you can volunteer: 

  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Dietitian 
  • Legal
  • Cooking/baking
  • Gardening
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Teaching
  • Fundraising
  • Smart ideas 




Please consider a donation of any amount to Food for Friends today. 

Donate Online Now, its fast, safe and easy! 

Click the button below, follow the prompts and check your inbox for a receipt.



Food for Friends was a two year pilot project in Red Deer, run by volunteers, and is no longer operational. However, I leave this web page up to help encourage the progression, conversation and facilitation for food equity and food security in our communities. I am very proud of the number of individuals and families that, as a group, we were able to provide substantial help to. 

Please feel free to use anything you would like from this page. If you have questions you may email