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Friends Helping Friends
FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS

Thank you for being a friend

CTV’s Friends Helping Friends Food Drive, presented by Calbridge Homes, was back this April to help fill the shelves with nutritious food for families and individuals in crisis.This year, with the support of the Calgary community, Friends Helping Friends raised $281,714 in food and funds for the food bank.

Calgarians supported the campaign by donating non-perishable food items at Sobeys, Safeway or Calbridge Homes’ Showhome locations , or by donating funds online. New this year – you were able to donate $2 at the till at Safeway/Sobeys locations. Sobeys Inc. contributed $1 for every donation made in store, up to $10,000 in Calgary.

Lane Fraser, CTV and James McAra, CEO Calgary Food Bank at Sobeys for Friends Helping Friends.
Calbridge Homes' staff volunteering at Friends Helping Friends
Volunteers at donation table at the Friends Helping Friends event.

Friends Helping Friends was born 24 years ago, by an individual at CTV Calgary who had a great idea. She was inspired by a food drive she saw on a trip to Seattle, where a local TV station was working with a grocery store to help their Food Bank at a slower time of year for donations. She brought the idea forward to the Calgary management, and Friends Helping Friends came to life. The campaign started as a one-day event that station employees looked forward to volunteering for. Now, Friends Helping Friends is an annual Spring-time food and fund drive engaging all Calgary Safeway and Sobeys locations, CTV staff, and dozens of Food Bank volunteers for the month of April. To date the campaign has raised over $2.5 million to help Calgarians in need.

“At Calbridge Homes, making a difference in people’s lives, and supporting the cities we live and build in is immensely important to us. The Friends Helping Friends food drive is an initiative that we are so proud to be a part of and it’s amazing to see the community come together every year to help out our families in need.”

Calbridge Homes, Friends Helping Friends Presenting Sponsor

Because of you

Thank You YYC

$283,471

food and funds raised

Thank You

Our Sponsors

CTV
98.5 Virgin Radio
Funny 1060 AM
Safeway/Sobeys
Calbridge Homes
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Contact Lynn Tipper by email or call 403-640-8813.

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