Family & Community Support Services

UPDATE DEC. 14, 2020: Family and Community Support Services will remain open to the public.

Members of the public are encouraged to contact staff by phone 403.600.9066 or email fcss@blackfalds.com first, if possible.

FCSS programs are cancelled until further notice.

We ask that you only visit us if absolutely necessary and avoid coming in if you are feeling ill.

Please note that the FCSS office will be closed Dec. 24-28 and Jan 1 for the holidays.

Please visit the COVID-19 webpage for more information.

Lunch Box Program during COVID-19

The Blackfalds Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and Blackfalds Food Bank are supporting Blackfalds families during the pandemic to bring a box of healthy food supplies to help feed families.

“COVID-19 has brought many uncertainties and there is a need to support low-income families and those who have experienced difficult times due to the pandemic. The Lunchbox program first started at the end of March to assist with food insecurity issues and concerns,” said Karie Ackermann, FCSS Community Engagement Programmer. “This program was created to help children in our community receive healthy lunches and snacks and we continued to meet the arising needs of our community as we navigated life with COVID-19. We have extended the program to continue in 2021 and will continue to support our families in Blackfalds. Our Food Bank is working to meet the needs in the community, children and vulnerable families.”

Every Monday at 5pm, staff and volunteers will safely provide residents with their boxes, while maintaining social distancing. Those who have registered will receive an email weekly and will be able to order each week if they need to access this food program.

Please be advised that the pick-up location will be disclosed only to those who are registered for the program, as we would like to keep this area as safe and contained as possible.

Blackfalds FCSS would like to thank United Way Emergency Community Support Grant, Good Food Centres, Wolf Creek Public School Div., Telus, Go Services, Cord, Optimist Club of Blackfalds, ME Global, DOW, Blackfalds Servus Credit Union, Gurleen’s Enterprises, Vesta Energy, Blackfalds Community Fellowship and community members.

If you are interested in donating to the program or registering for the program, please contact FCSS at 403.600.9066

For more information:

Blackfalds FCSS

403.600.9066

“Investing in people, our most valuable resource.”

Who is Blackfalds FCSS?

Blackfalds FCSS offers Community Programs and Courses, Community Group Support, Food Bank Information, Employment Support, Interagency Meetings, Subsidized Programs and Information & Referral Services.

FCSS provides preventative social programming and activities that use proactive, strength-based, and international strategies to help  individuals, families and communities develop skills required to form a strong sense of self, resulting in the ability to build healthy relationships with others.

The Blackfalds Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) priorities are determined through a Social Needs Assessment, which includes substantial input from the members of our community. The present Social Needs Assessment and Master Plan was recently completed in late 2016.

See a full listing of all current FCSS Services.

Blackfalds Food Bank

Food supply has been identified as a key issue for Albertans at this time. Our Blackfalds Food Bank does not have a financial eligibility threshold. If you or someone you know could benefit from the great local partnerships that the Food Bank Society has created please contact the FCSS office.