403.253.2059 5000 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

Emma and the Food Bank

Written by Sue McLure & Illustrated by Val Lawton
All proceeds support Calgary Food Bank programs and services.


Six, almost seven years old, Emma wonders why her Mom puts some groceries in the Food Bank donation box at the supermarket. Mom explains that some families need groceries in emergency situations.  Emma wishes she was old enough to help, but she learns there is something she can do now to help the food bank.

Emma and the Food Bank is a fun, educational book that helps children understand how food banks work and why giving is important.

Get your copy today for $10 including GST!

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About the Author
Sue McLure is a former teacher and a grandmother of five, Sue has volunteered for 15 years at the Calgary Food Bank. She enjoys writing and is inspired by the young people who visit the food bank, learn about its 30-year history of helping Calgarians, and want to volunteer their help.
About the Illustrator
When Val Lawton was a kid, her favourite books always had great pictures So when it came to drawing her own pictures, she followed in the footsteps of illustrators like Ernest Shepard and Quentin Blake. It turns out Val’s pretty good at it, too, because she’s now written and/or illustrated 26 books.

In addition to being a best-selling, award-winning children’s book illustrator, Val also works as an artist-educator with the Learning Through the Arts program, which means she helps kids learn by creating their own art. Val lives in Calgary with her family and two beagles.