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Emma AND The Food BANK

Written by Sue McLure, Illustrated by Val Lawton

Emma and the Food Bank is a fun, educational book that helps children understand how food banks work and why giving is important. All proceeds support Calgary Food Bank programs and services.

Emma and her Mom.

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Emma & the Food Bank

Synopsis

Six, almost seven years old, Emma wonders why her Mom puts some groceries in the Food Bank donation box at the supermarket. Mom explains that some families need groceries in emergency situations. Emma wishes she was old enough to help, but she learns there is something she can do now to help the food bank. Emma and the Food Bank is a fun, educational book that helps children understand how food banks work and why giving is important. All proceeds support Calgary Food Bank programs and services.

Emma at the grocery store
Emma and her Mom at the grocery store
Emma at the grocery store
About the Author

Sue McLure is a former teacher and a grandmother of five, Sue has volunteered for 15 years at the Calgary Food Bank. She enjoys writing and is inspired by the young people who visit the food bank, learn about its 30-year history of helping Calgarians, and want to volunteer their help.

About the Illustrator

When Val Lawton was a kid, her favourite books always had great pictures So when it came to drawing her own pictures, she followed in the footsteps of illustrators like Ernest Shepard and Quentin Blake. It turns out Val’s pretty good at it, too, because she’s now written and/or illustrated 26 books. In addition to being a best-selling, award-winning children’s book illustrator, Val also works as an artist-educator with the Learning Through the Arts program, which means she helps kids learn by creating their own art. Val lives in Calgary with her family and two beagles.

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How to order your copy

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In Person

Come see us at the administration office, 5000 11 ST SE from Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm. We accept all payment types (cash, cheque, credit and debit).

Over the phone

Call our administration office Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm at 403-253-2059 to order your book by credit card. Books can be picked up for mailed. There is a separate mailing fee for each order.

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Donate Food

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Donate Funds

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Host an event

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Donate Food

Help create a healthy meal by donating our most needed items.

Host an event

Get creative and engage your community, host your own event.

Donate Funds

Donate funds securely online, by mail or in person.

Volunteer

Donate your time. Volunteers are our lifeblood.

CONTACT US
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5000 11 St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

Main line: 403-253-2059
Fax: 403-259-4240
info@calgaryfoodbank.com

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