“We wish we could say that there was no need for a food bank and that there was no hunger in Calgary. Unfortunately the need is still high and from our first-hand experience, we do not expect it to ease any time soon,” said Calgary Food Bank CEO James McAra. “We know that Calgarians are still struggling and thanks to the Mayor, the City and sponsors Safeway Sobeys, we will continue to ensure that no one goes hungry.”
Mayor’s Christmas Food Drive sponsor Renée Hopfner, Director Community Investment at Sobeys Inc. said, “We are inspired by the generosity of our customers and leaders in the community such as Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Together, we can help more neighbours struggling to make ends meet access wholesome food today and into the winter months.”
For the month of December, the Mayor’s 29th Annual Christmas Food Drive will collect important food and funds for families and individuals in need during the holidays and into the New Year. In 2016, the campaign raised more than $685,000 in food & funds.