This morning, the Calgary Food Bank’s Communications and Resource Development (C&D) group made their way down to the Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) kitchen where they prepared lunches for 742 children. Five different types of sandwiches were made including a variety of ham, turkey, egg salad, tuna salad and peabutter and jam. Fresh carrots, celery and apples were cut and packaged while chocolate chip cookies and cheese biscuits baked in the oven releasing a delicious aroma throughout the kitchen.
These lunches distributed to 60 out of the Calgary’s schools that BB4CK works with. Everyday of the school year over 3100 children are provided with lunches and snacks from the BB4CK kitchens.“It was quite an incredible experience to see how efficient this organization is to help children across the city in need of lunches. I didn’t expect the numbers to be so high however it is such a great feeling to know that because of a short amount of time donated, a large group of children will no longer have hungry stomachs,” said Communications Associate, Dan Larabie.
The C&D group was able to bond as a team outside of the office while helping the community. “Working with an organization that aligns with similar values as the Food Bank creates an incredible network of support and that is wonderful to see happening in Calgary,” said Communications Intern, Cassie Riabko.
From the C&D team, we would like to thank Nikita and the rest of the BB4CK group for hosting us and providing us with a memorable experience.