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The One-Stop-Shop For Agencies In Calgary
We don’t have to look far to see examples of the impact. Just this past summer the Cornerstone Youth Centre, a youth serving agency, received over $50,000 worth of food which made nearly 500 meals a week for eight weeks. Women’s Emergency Shelter, Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society, made three meals-a-day for 400 children; and Easter Seals Camp Horizon received enough food to make over 600 meals a day.
“The majority of our food comes from Food Link, to serve snacks, lunch, and meals for our youth. Now we have started a breakfast program! We can support youth who otherwise are underfed and needing support. Thank you, everyone, at the Food Bank!”
~ Cornerstone Youth Centre
This program is an important agency connector. When conversations happen in Food Link, information is shared and resources are pooled. From creating the daily menu at the Drop-In Centre that feeds 1,000 people three times a day; to finding a home for an unused freezer; program advice for clients; or sharing cookies from new friends, food makes daily conversations and connections possible at Door #10.