December 2013

Our Holiday Wish List

Posted on Dec 06, 2013

The Calgary Food Bank is gearing up for our busiest time of year, preparing to feed thousands of hungry Calgarians throughout the month of December and over the holidays. If you are considering a donation of food, take note of our most needed holiday items. We provide these items in our emergency hampers with the goal of guaranteeing seven days of nutrition for each person. In addition to these...

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Pearl Malone: Canadian Citizen

Posted on Dec 10, 2013

 Food Bank volunteer Pearl Malone is now a Canadian Citizen! Pearl, who was born in Ireland and grew up in England, became a Canadian just last week.Pearl, a warehouse volunteer on Wednesdays, is known amicably by Volunteer Resources for being reliable, versatile in switching roles on a dime, and respectful to clients. She has been with the Food Bank since 2008.“I’m not going anywhere!” said...

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A Holiday Story

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

It was a difficult moment for Pamela* when she contacted the Calgary Food Bank this December. For the widowed, single mom of three, the past year had its immense personal struggles. With the holidays approaching, she knew there would not be enough.  The early cold and subsequent increased heating bill had taken a toll on her meager budget. Weekly groceries are a struggle; never mind the...

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