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It’s no surprise that we go to a lot a cheque presentations. But when we found out a daycare raised money, donated food and wanted us to join them for a cheque presenation, we knew something adorable was about to happen.

We were right.

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In 2014, the Calgary Food Bank provided over 132,000 Calgarian’s access to emergency food, most of whom were families in tough spots with no one to turn to for help. But some family members don't eat the same food, or even walk on two legs.

Whether they talk with their beaks or walk on four feet, our pets are cherished parts of our family and they need just as much help, love and nutrition as we do.

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In conjunction with Alberta Health Services, the Calgary Food Bank is the first food bank in Canada to create a specialty food hamper that provides the basics of a kidney-conscious diet specifically for clients with chronic renal issues.

It’s no surprise that the chronically ill are often the most food insecure in our community. Because food insecurity is inadequate or unstable access to nutritious food, often due to lack of income, Canadians who are moderately to severely food insecure are more likely to report chronic health problems.

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This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Empty Bowl Benefit auction, and oh, what a lively auction it was! If no one else has said it, we’re going to say it. This year’s bowls were the best we’ve seen.

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Calgary Food Bank downturn infographic

Since the layoffs began, we've been getting calls from reporters, donors and general public asking how the economy has affected our operations. And honestly, we couldn’t speak to any change then. Most people who asked that question left with a, “We’ll let you know.”

This is us letting you know.

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