That is why thousands of volunteers come together each year for the City-Wide Food Drive. For one week every September, they deliver hundreds of thousands of donation bags to the front doors of homes across the city. Generous Calgarians then fill those bags with healthy, nutritional, and much needed non-perishable food that is picked up by the volunteers on Saturday, September 16.
It’s a lofty goal, but Calgarians are known for their good and generous hearts, especially during tough times. When it comes to neighbor helping neighbor, the City-Wide Food Drive really is a true community event!
Brent, Judy, Erik, Dave, Sophie, Brenda, Rhys, and Lauryn; three generations of family volunteers who have made the City Wide Food Drive an annual family tradition. (Photo by Judi Lee)
The Clark’s 8 year old grandson Erik Anderson says, “I think about how people will like all the good food, and how they’d be happy to see all the kinds of foods!”
Big sister Lauryn adds, “Everyone collects so much food, and then we fill semi-trucks full of food, and it really adds up. It must make such a difference.”
Leave your bag out, and a volunteer will pick your bag up in the evening.