Diapers are not a luxury. They are a critical part of a baby’s life but for parents already struggling to make ends meet, the cost can be overwhelming. This month we look at the importance of helping our most vulnerable during the Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive.
Like many serious and monumental moments in history, many of us remember where we were and what we were doing when we realized that COVID-19 was going to disrupt life as we knew it. The Calgary Food Bank is no exception. When we look back, a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s remarkable what we have been able to accomplish.
The Calgary Food Bank and how we are responding to COVID-19. We are working on implementing new protocols to safely serve the community, and keep staff and volunteers safe while doing our part to protect public health.
Have you ever tried to concentrate when you stomach is rumbling and all you can think about is lunch time? Imagine having to begin each Monday this way. So when hundreds of students in Calgary were identified as chronically hungry, the Calgary Board of Education school-based partnership, Weekends and More, was created ensuring that hungry is not a barrier to learning.
When I walked into the church that warm December morning, I was immediately greeted with smiles and welcomes. The gymnasium in the Centre Street Church was bustling with activity. Everyone had a role, and everyone was on a mission: to create full and cheery Christmas hampers for the families and individuals this congregation identified as needing help.