Make The Season Kind
This year marks the 38th edition of the CBC Make the Season Kind campaign supporting the Calgary Food Bank.
Join us for special broadcasts, coffee sales, bake sales, the online auction, the CP Holiday Train featuring special guest passenger Melissa From, the Knox Choral Festival, and more! This campaign runs from December 1st through the 22nd raising vital food and funds to support the programs at the Food Bank of Calgary. There are countless ways to contribute and be involved in this amazing effort that last year raised $1,403,499.65!
View our holiday wish list for non-perishable food donation ideas
Schedule of Events
FRATELLO COFFEE AND CBC MUGS
Fratello has once again roasted a special batch to go with this year’s CBC limited edition mug. Bring a $20 donation to the Calgary Food Bank for each mug/coffee you purchase:
- Monday Dec 11 at Analog Coffee Westman (102 Mahogany Centre SE) 6:30 am – 9 am
- Blitz Day
Bid on items such as the Quattro Sauna by Bramari Saunas, a private scotch tasting at Kensington Wine Market, a tour of the Royal Tyrell Museum and much more!
Purchase some holiday sweet treats to show your support!
A family favourite returns! The CPKC (Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern) Holiday Train stops in Calgary on December 9th at Anderson Station at 5:45 pm. Bring a donation of either cash or non-perishable food items for the Calgary Food Bank.
Get your tickets on December 13 starting at 7 am for your chance to win some goodies!
Link coming soon.
STUDIO TOUR WITH LOREN MCGINNIS
BLITZ DAY 10 – 10:30 AM
Want to know how we bring it all to life? Loren McGinnis, our Calgary Eyeopener host will take you on a studio tour where you can get a glimpse at how CBC Calgary operates. Limited spots available so secure your spot now.
STUDIO TOUR WITH PAUL KARCHUT
BLITZ DAY 2 – 2:30 PM
Want to know how we bring it all to life? Paul Karchut, our Alberta Daybreak host will take you on a studio tour where you can get a glimpse at how CBC Calgary operates. Limited spots available so secure your spot now.
Be part of the exciting Blitz Day on December 14th. Tune in or come on down to join CBC Radio One live in their lobby for music, stories that inspire and Christmas cheer (105-1000 Veteran’s Place NW). Make sure your donation counts! Cash and non-perishable food items welcome.
Since 1997, Theatre Calgary has collected donations after every performance of A Christmas Carol from audience members through Toonies for Turkeys. Over the past 26 years, those audiences have donated more than $2.3 million, with 100% of that money going directly to the Calgary Food Bank.
HEEBEE JEEBEE'S CONCERT
The Heebee-jeebees are celebrating three decades of festive fun. This non-traditional Christmas tradition takes place December 22nd and December 23rd at 7:30 PM at the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts (18 Mt Royal Cir SW). Please bring a donation of non-perishable food items or cash to donate to the Calgary Food Bank.
Food Drives & Drop Offs
PARKDALE HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
Dec. 1-22: Donation drop-offs
Mondays to Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Make a donation to Make the Season Kind: In support of the Calgary Food Bank with a non-perishable food item at Parkdale Community Association with the Parkdale Nifty Fifties Seniors Association.Location: Parkdale Nifty Fifties Seniors Association (3512 – 5th Ave NW)
CALGARY FOOD BANK DONATION DROP-OFF
Drop your donations off at the Calgary Food Bank at:
5000 11 Street SE, Loading Dock, Door 7 Donation Centre
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm