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OctoberFeast

THERE'S DUMPLING YOU SHOULD KNOW ...

YOU CAN HELP FEED YYC

What does your organization and the Calgary Food Bank have in common? We both are in the business of feeding people! Just think how many people we could feed if we work together this year. Join us at our first ever OctoberFeast Event – the scramble to ensure everyone has access to fresh nutritious food!

OctoberFeast will showcase your community spirit by bringing together local restaurants in a unique way that will ignite your competitive nature and highlight your talents while raising much needed funds and food for those who would otherwise go without.

This is a fun opportunity to connect with others in the restaurant community and make a huge difference to those Calgarians who need assistance. All funds raised by OctoberFeast will be used to purchase fresh food to complete our Emergency Food Hampers.

THE APPETIZER

October 1-15, 2017

Create an OctoberFeast signature dish for your menu using two or more items from the Calgary Food Bank’s most needed item list. This can be an entrée, breakfast item or dessert, you choose!

Feature this item on your menu from October 1-15, 2017. Donate $1 or more from each OctoberFeast dish to the Calgary Food Bank. We will be working with local media to promote your participation and OctoberFeast dish.

THE MAIN COURSE

October 17, 2017 • 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Gather with other participants at the Calgary Food Bank for a friendly food sorting competition. In 30 minute intervals, teams will sort through hundreds of pounds of food donations that will be used in our hampers. Points awarded for accuracy, team spirit and total weight sorted.

Bring your signature dish to the Food Bank to be judged by an independent panel. Points awarded for taste, presentation and originality. Prizes will be presented!

A PIZZA THE ACTION

We hope you want a pizza the action. Prior to the event, there are lots of fun ways your team can gear up and get ready for OctoberFeast. We love brainstorming! Lettuce know how we can help. How you can be successful during OctoberFeast:

  • Connect on social media #OctoberFeastYYC.
  • Get ready to smile . . . team photo ops are plenty!
  • Show your team spirit.
  • Promote your signature dish prior to October.

For more information on how to get your company involved, please contact Cindy Drummond at 403-253-2059 x 239 or by email.

DESSERT

All the signature dish recipes will be featured in an OctoberFeast e-cookbook, compiled by Julie Van Rosendaal.

SPECIAL GUEST

Did you know?

FOR EVERY $1 RAISED,
WE CAN DISTRIBUTE
$5 WORTH OF FOOD

We work closely with the food industry to divert quality, nutritious food from going to waste. 80% of our most needed fresh items come from Food Industry to help ensure our clients have access to fresh food every day.

LAST YEAR, $600,000+ OF FRESH
FOOD WAS PURCHASED

To ensure all of our emergency hampers meet or exceed Canada’s Food Guide requirements and contain 7 to 10 days of food for each person in the family.

Want to know more?

Connect with Cindy Drummond.

  Email      403-253-2059 x 239