September 2013

Welcome to the Calgary Food Bank blog!

Posted on Sep 05, 2013

September can be considered the back-to-routine non-profit-new-year. What a better time to introduce this  ‘new & improved’ component of our website!  This blog will regularly showcase the heart of the Calgary Food Bank, through stories, pictures and videos. We will be profiling the amazing volunteers in unique ways; highlighting the facts and statistics at the core of our...

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Garden Of Eat'N

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

When Marlene and Jack Begg returned from their teaching mission in Ethopia in 1995, they were still feeling moved by their experiences and wanted to do something impactful here in their own community. They looked around to discover they could make a difference right in their own back yard!  With help from their friends at Amocares, Chevron and BP Canada, these volunteers gathered to seed an...

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An Eye to the Future

Posted on Sep 18, 2013

On a beautiful fall day, staff, volunteers, friends and supporters gathered in the our newly donated anniversary garden to place a time capsule that marked the end to our 30th year of operations.The event’s programme included comments from Alderman Dale Hodges as Deputy Mayor; one of the original staff members, the Reverend Carl Deline; Rabbi Shaul Osadchey from the Inter-Faith Society; and...

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City Wide Food Drive

Posted on Sep 26, 2013

The City Wide Food Drive has come and gone, but the donations will keep the shelves at the food bank stocked for the fall. This year, with the help of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their partnering agencies and churches, we raised 400,000 pounds of non-perishable food in a single day. This is one of the largest volunteer events in Calgary and can see anywhere up to 10,000...

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