Special events help raise food, funds and awareness of food insecurity in our city.
Plan to attend, donate or even volunteer!
City-Wide Food Drive
For one week every September volunteers deliver hundreds of thousands of donation bags to the front doors of homes across the city. Generous Calgarians then fill those bags with healthy, nutritional, and much needed non-perishable food that is picked up by volunteers.
Mayor’s Food Drive
Businesses, students and communities come together with Mayor Naheed Nenshi to support the Food Bank. The Mayors Food Drive collects important food and funds for families and individuals in need during the holidays and into the New Year.
Stuff a bus
Every November, Calgary Transit, Calgary Co-op and XL 103 FM join forces to help feed YYC by filling 20 City of Calgary buses with food for struggling Calgarians.
CBC Christmas Food Drive
CBC Calgary partners with the Calgary Food Bank to fill every plate in Calgary during the holiday season. Donate food and funds throughout the month of December at one of the many events supporting the CBC Food Bank Drive.
Canstruction® brings together teams of engineers, designers, architects, and builders to create extraordinary structures out of non-perishable food items. The structures are judged, exhibited to the public and then de-canstructed, with food going to the Food Bank.
Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive
Generous Calgarians and businesses come together each May to collect diapers, baby food and formula. We rely on donations of diapers and designated funds for the more than 10,000 families each year that receive baby hampers.
Put the boots to hunger
Our annual Stampede food and fundraiser, Put the Boots to Hunger, brings together the community during the 10 days of Stampede to help stomp out hunger during the summer months.
Calgary corporate challenge
Participate in fun, engaging team-building events throughout the year. The challenge component gives teams a series of opportunities to give and engage in meaningful ways so they can do good and be good (and also earn points in the standings).
Host Your Own event
You can hold your own personal and unique event. We’ve made it easy to get involved!