CALGARY'S ROAD HOME

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A better way to help the homeless and hungry in Calgary

Calgary's Road Home is a community program that provides meals, housing and other programs to Calgary's homeless and hungry. It is a partnership between the Calgary Parking Authority, the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the Calgary Food Bank.

This program aims to redirect money given to panhandlers. The Homeless Foundation and the Food Bank's goal is to help the homeless and the hungry. Despite their efforts, many times during the day you may walk by Calgarians in need. Often being approached can be awkward, so we have developed an idea to help the less fortunate and make it easy for you to make a difference.

HOW IT WORKS

Donations are collected using curbside ParkPlus pay machines and ParkPlus cell phone accounts. You can donate by entering zone 4663 (HOME) for the Homeless Foundation and zone 3663 (FOOD) for the Food Bank. To view a map of ParkPlus machines you can currently donate at, click here.

100% of donations go directly to the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the Calgary Food Bank.

HOW TO GIVE

At a curbside ParkPlus pay machine:

  • To donate to the Food Bank, enter Zone 3663 (FOOD).
  • To donate to the Homeless Foundation, enter Zone 4663 (HOME).
  • Enter license plate.
  • Insert coins or credit card.
  • Press for optional receipt.

Through your ParkPlus cell phone account:

  • Call (403) 537-7275 as you normally would to activate a parking session*.
  • To donate to the Food Bank, enter Zone 3663 (FOOD).
  • To donate to the Homeless Foundation, enter Zone 4663 (HOME).
  • Your cell phone account will be debited for $5**.

*Please note, when you make a donation via your cell phone account, you will hear the same voice message you hear when you activate a parking session. To control the administrative costs of this program, no changes were made to the ParkPlus user interface.

**You can make more than one $5 donation with your cell phone account as long as there are sufficient funds in your account.

MORE INFORMATION

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the program, click here.

To learn the history of Calgary's Road Home and why it was developed, click here.

Who do you help with your donation? Click here to find out.

Our Generous Donation Meter Sponsors

Brian and Anne O'Leary

Framework Partners Inc.

Impark

Boardwalk Rental Communities

C. H. Family

George and Margo Coppus

RBC