January 2014

A New Year

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

2013 not only marked our 30th anniversary supporting the Calgary community, it was also a trying year in the midst of the devastating floods in Southern Alberta and an early winter with record snowfall. The past year also saw the most amazing support from individuals, businesses and volunteers. The generous donations of time, food and funds ensured we could provide emergency food to all of...

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The Food Bank Warehouse

Posted on Jan 21, 2014

It may not sound exciting, but the Calgary Food Bank bought some cool new stuff pretty recently that will help us to keep doing what we do.Forklifts move 16 million pounds of food to where it needs to go every year. With this mechanical addition to manpower, the food ends up where it is needed most: in the hands of Food Bank clients. New batteries for our forklifts mean that we aren’t doing an...

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Industry Supporting Community

Posted on Jan 24, 2014

 In a recent article by Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF), we see the profound impact that the food industry has on helping to fight food insecurity. Following the High River floods, Cargill, in partnership with CAF, was able to donate funds to stock shelves and replace equipment for the town’s Food Bank.In Canada, a first-world country, there are still nearly 1 million people...

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