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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CBE Lighthouse Award Calgary Food Bank

On April 9, the Calgary Food Bank was named the recipient of the Board of Trustee’s Lighthouse Award for outstanding support provided to CBE students.

The CBE and the Calgary Food Bank have a long standing relationship which focuses heavily on the importance of nourishing growing bodies and minds, as well as the importance of a good start for our kids.

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Fran Wong Calgary Food Bank Baby Room
Meet Fran Wong.

Clocking in more than 25 years as a Food Bank volunteer, Fan Wong was one of the first volunteers to help in the Calgary Food Bank’s Baby Room — a distribution hub for diapers, formula and jarred baby food.

“The bottom line is helping,” Fran said. “Even if it’s on a temporary basis, it’s a good feeling to know that you’ve helped.”

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put the boots to hunger 2015 driver gary gorst

Howdy partners! We are excited to kick off the 8th annual Put the Boots to Hunger campaign. Leading up to and during the Calgary Stampede, donations are collected under the BD&P Put the Boots to Hunger banner for the Calgary Food Bank.

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