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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”