Edmonton Food Bank


Cook It Simple

We partnered with Shaw TV and Chef Stanley Townsend to create a series showing tips and recipes for simple, great tasting food on a budget.

Cook It Simple Episodes

Good and Cheap

Cookbook author Leanne Brown has produced an excellent resource for any kitchen. Good and Cheap is a wonderful collection of recipes for anyone wanting to stretch their dollar. Leanne has made this resource available as a free pdf download to anyone who needs it. Thank you Leanne!

Options to Eating Healthy on a Budget

This resource outlines some great options for eating healthy on a budget. Print this pdf double sided for a great little booklet you can take with you anywhere.


Feel free to review and access the resources found on the following sites as these tools will assist you in helping stretch your dollar further:

Nomoredebts.org: Alberta Credit Counselling Services
Money Mentors

Sponsor Energy H.E.L.P. Program

If you’re having trouble paying your energy bill this Home Energy Low-income Plan (H.E.L.P.) may help you save money. Find more information here.

Employment Assistance

Click link to see a pdf document of contact information for employment

Click link to see a pdf document of temporary employment agencies.


Click the link to see a pdf document for housing and shelter options.

Family Resources

Click the link to see a pdf document for family resources.

Edmonton Public Library (EPL) has just launched a new web page full of free resources to help set your preschooler up for learning success! Check it out at www.epl.ca/readysetgo/

Youth Services

A link to a directory of agencies that provide services to youth in the Greater Edmonton Area Click here

Youth Services Directory Map

Health for 2

Click the link for information on the Health for 2 program.

Meal Planning

Making meals when you have a tight budget can be tough. These meal planning and shopping tips will help you organize and prepare healthy meals for your family. Here are three main steps to keep in mind.

  • Make a plan. Organize your meals for the week ahead. This will help you and your family eat better and avoid wasting food.
  • Make a weekly shopping list. Making fewer trips to the grocery store can save you time and money.
  • Stock up on basics. Keep a supply of canned and dry goods in the cupboard. This will help you pull together meals quickly, even when you can’t get to the store.

Watch the Video

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