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New Health and Safety Video

Posted on Sep 19, 2014

We have always taken great strides to keep our workers safe in the warehouse. With this new online orientation video, new volunteers will have a solid understanding of safety in the warehouse. The video covers safety around forklifts, proper attire, protocol and food handling, among others.We encourage current and veteran volunteers to refresh themselves with this video and get a head start as it...

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#YYCFlood Infographic: Looking back

Posted on Jun 20, 2014

A look back at the YYC Flood of 2013 through the eyes and info of the Calgary Food Bank. Click to view the vertical infographic, or, click here to view the horizontal version.    

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Emma and the Food Bank - Our own original children's book

Posted on Jun 19, 2014

Emma and the Food Bank is a new children's book from the Calgary Food Bank that will delight children, parents and grandparents. The book's story centres around Emma, who discovers what a food bank does to help others. This encourages her to think of other ways she can make a difference. Written by our very own long-time volunteer, Sue McLure, and illustrated by the talented Val Lawton, Emma and...

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And the award for Calgary corporate philanthropy goes to...

Posted on Apr 07, 2014

CBC Calgary and Suncor energy have been helping feed Calgarians for 27 years. They come together every Christmas in support of the Calgary Food Bank. Raising a million dollars annually, these two teams work together to create some big results. Check out some stories from clients, donors and staff.  )

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Industry Supporting Community Part II

Posted on Feb 07, 2014

  Our last blog talked about some of the reasons that the food industry might donate their products to food banks. In this blog, we continue the discussion about receiving that support - and more specifically, Best Before and Expiration Dates. At times, the Calgary Food Bank will receive food that is coded past its Best Before date and have to make the call on whether these items...

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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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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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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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A Holiday Story

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

It was a difficult moment for Pamela* when she contacted the Calgary Food Bank this December. For the widowed, single mom of three, the past year had its immense personal struggles. With the holidays approaching, she knew there would not be enough.  The early cold and subsequent increased heating bill had taken a toll on her meager budget. Weekly groceries are a struggle; never mind the...

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Pearl Malone: Canadian Citizen

Posted on Dec 10, 2013

 Food Bank volunteer Pearl Malone is now a Canadian Citizen! Pearl, who was born in Ireland and grew up in England, became a Canadian just last week.Pearl, a warehouse volunteer on Wednesdays, is known amicably by Volunteer Resources for being reliable, versatile in switching roles on a dime, and respectful to clients. She has been with the Food Bank since 2008.“I’m not going anywhere!” said...

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