November 2013


Posted on Nov 08, 2013

What if you had to uproot your family for the promise of a better life? What if ‘the land of opportunity’ wasn’t what it seemed?  When the jobs are harder to get than you had thought? When a roof over your head is difficult to find yet alone afford? And the cost of living seems to rise every day?Joe* was inspired to make just such a move this past Spring. He came out West from the Maritimes...

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It's You and Me

Posted on Nov 11, 2013

More than 800,000 people across Canada are now using food banks according to the Food Banks Canada study, Hunger Count 2013. CBC Homestretch host, Doug Dirks, talks to the CEO of the Calgary Food Bank, James McAra. What was said? 

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Meet Sue McLure

Posted on Nov 14, 2013

Meet Sue McLure: a Food Bank volunteer for 15 years strong, a former educator, a caring wife and mother, a former member of the Food Bank Board of Directors, an advocate for client dignity. And, on Friday, November 15th, she will be a recipient of the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, an honor that recognizes individuals who volunteer their time to build a better nation. We recently...

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Root Vegetables

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

Here at the Food Bank, we love root vegetables! Why, you may ask? Well, for one, they’re delicious. They’re also carb-loaded and very filling. They don’t need to be refrigerated, just stored somewhere dark.  And, as a recent Canadian Press article featured in the Calgary Herald pointed out, they can be grown locally without a compromise in food quality, and enjoyed a vast number of ways. But...

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Mayor's Food Drive Kick-off 2013

Posted on Nov 29, 2013

On Friday, November 22, members of the community, media, and corporate Calgary all came out for some (fierce!) friendly competition for a good cause.The 25th annual Mayor’s Food Drive, which was kicked off at Whitehorn Safeway, had competitors collect most-needed Food Bank items and build some very elaborate snowmen (complete with props!) out of them. All of the food collected was donated to the...

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