October 2013

The Garden of Eat'n

Posted on Oct 04, 2013

Community gardens have been harvesting food for the Calgary Food Bank for decades. This week, we highlight the Garden of Eat'n for the 18 years of dedicated weeding, gardening and harvesting the volunteers have done. With over 91,000 pounds of fresh produce donated over the past 18 years, this garden shows no sign of slowing down. From potatoes, beets and carrots, the volunteers from BP Canada...

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Thankful Thanksgiving

Posted on Oct 11, 2013

Thanksgiving weekend is upon us. Soon, the table will be set with plates and cutlery, with a plump, juicy turkey in the centre ready to be carved. The bird will be surrounded by bowls of fresh green vegetables, fresh cranberry jelly and a steaming bowl of mashed potatoes with a side of gravy. Gathering as a family for Thanksgiving is a common tradition for families in the city. Perhaps this...

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Toques for Tots

Posted on Oct 16, 2013

The staff at the Calgary Food Bank, especially those who are follically challenged, couldn’t keep their eyes off a recent donation of hand-knitted toques.  You might say it’s because the air is crisp and we know winter is just around the corner.  Most likely, though, it’s because the toques are beautifully crafted and exude warmth and charm.  They were created by Toni Cavar, an...

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What’s big and round and orange and being given away for a donation to the Calgary Food Bank?

Posted on Oct 24, 2013

Why, a pumpkin of course!   Actually, lots of them, on Saturday, October 26 starting at 9 am until supplies last. Bring your non-perishable food or cash donation to:  Sobeys in Mackenzie Towne; Sobeys in Cranston; CO-OP in Panorama; or Tuscany Club.  A great way to get in the Halloween spirit and donate to a great cause! 

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Big things are possible when we work together

Posted on Oct 29, 2013

On Saturday November 2nd, Calgary Transit buses will be parked outside Calgary CO-OP stores, not for passengers but for donations to the annual Stuff-a-bus event.  “…not everyone has enough…we have to make sure we are there to catch people when they fall; when there is an emergency, that there is community support, and the Calgary Food Bank is a good example of that.”   ...

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Hallowe'en Candy Buy Back - Evans Dental Centre

Posted on Oct 02, 2013

The Evans Dental Health Halloween Candy Buy Back is a fun and healthy annual event hosted by holistic dentist Dr. Thom Evans in NW Calgary Alberta. Kids receive $1 per pound for their excess, unwanted Halloween candy plus chances to win sweet prizes from health and family businesses. You could win a Vitamix, Blendtec or Magic Bullet blender! There are iPod nanos to win too!To cultivate discussion...

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