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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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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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City Wide Food Drive

Posted on Sep 26, 2013

The City Wide Food Drive has come and gone, but the donations will keep the shelves at the food bank stocked for the fall. This year, with the help of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their partnering agencies and churches, we raised 400,000 pounds of non-perishable food in a single day. This is one of the largest volunteer events in Calgary and can see anywhere up to 10,000...

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An Eye to the Future

Posted on Sep 18, 2013

On a beautiful fall day, staff, volunteers, friends and supporters gathered in the our newly donated anniversary garden to place a time capsule that marked the end to our 30th year of operations.The event’s programme included comments from Alderman Dale Hodges as Deputy Mayor; one of the original staff members, the Reverend Carl Deline; Rabbi Shaul Osadchey from the Inter-Faith Society; and...

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Garden Of Eat'N

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

When Marlene and Jack Begg returned from their teaching mission in Ethopia in 1995, they were still feeling moved by their experiences and wanted to do something impactful here in their own community. They looked around to discover they could make a difference right in their own back yard!  With help from their friends at Amocares, Chevron and BP Canada, these volunteers gathered to seed an...

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Welcome to the Calgary Food Bank blog!

Posted on Sep 05, 2013

September can be considered the back-to-routine non-profit-new-year. What a better time to introduce this  ‘new & improved’ component of our website!  This blog will regularly showcase the heart of the Calgary Food Bank, through stories, pictures and videos. We will be profiling the amazing volunteers in unique ways; highlighting the facts and statistics at the core of our...

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Calgary Food Bank Tour

Posted on Mar 03, 2013

Welcome to the Calgary Food Bank! Check out this video for a quick tour of our building, programs and what we are able to do in this amazing city because of you!Transcript - Calgary Food Bank Tour

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The Calgary Food Bank Birthday Room

Posted on Feb 02, 2013

It's your child's birthday, and you can't afford to celebrate it.  That's why the Birthday Room was created.Transcript - Calgary Food Bank Birthday Room

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The Calgary Food Bank Loading Dock

Posted on Feb 02, 2013

Something is always going on at the loading dock! Shawna Ogston, Communications & Media Relations Manager, shows you around.Transcript - The Calgary Food Bank Loading Dock

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Calgary Food Bank Volunteers

Posted on Feb 02, 2013

Did you know over one hundred volunteers work at the Calgary Food Bank each day?  It is only with their support we are able to provide the services we do.Transcript - Calgary Food Bank Volunteers

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