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Mayor's Food Drive

Every December, businesses, students and communities come together to help feed YYC. Thanks to the generous spirit of Calgarians, the 2019 campaign reached a record goal of over $1.2 million in food and funds.

Mayor’s Food Drive

Joining together for a hunger free Christmas

During the month of December, businesses, students and communities come together with Mayor Naheed Nenshi to support the Calgary Food Bank. The Mayor’s Food Drive collects important food and funds for families and individuals in need during the holidays and into the New Year.

The 2019 campaign raised a total of $1,269,263 in food and funds. “The generosity of our city is just amazing,” said Mayor Nenshi. “Even as our economy continues to challenge many, so many more Calgarians are helping their neighbours.”

The donations ensure that we can keep pace with the need and Feed YYC. This past year, more than 192,391 lives were affected for a continued high demand of 98,080 hampers. Calgary Food Bank CEO James McAra said, “The need for emergency food continues at unprecedented levels and we do not expect it to ease any time soon. Calgarians are still struggling and thanks to the Mayor and our City, we will continue to ensure that no one goes hungry.”

Mayor Naheed Nenshi & Calgary Food Bank CEO James McAra
Mayor Naheed Nenshi & Calgary Food Bank CEO James McAra

““For 31 years, Calgarians have been coming together to help their neighbours at this important time of year. This year, it’s more important than ever, as those neighbours may be struggling through difficult economic times. The generosity of the people of this city is one of the very best qualities we all share, and I hope that this event gives an opportunity for us all to showcase that giving spirit.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Did you know?

2019 Fast Facts

Participating Locations

Partner organizations

dollars raised in food and funds

Participating Schools
A word from our partner

Sobeys/Safeway

Sobeys, Safeway and IGA are very proud to partner with the Calgary Food Bank 365 days of the year. During these difficult economic times, our stores continue to look for ways to help those seeking support. We are inspired by the generosity of our customers, teammates and leaders in the community such as Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Together, we can help more neighbours struggling to make ends meet access wholesome food today and into the winter months.

Renee Hopfner
Director Community Investment, Sobeys Inc
CANstruction® Junior

One CAN make a difference

The CANstruction Junior competition is part of the Mayor’s Food Drive festivities. This competition offers students the fun challenge of building something creative from the food they have collected during their food drive. Schools across Calgary have participated in this competition since 2012.

The 2019 theme was Rock CAN Roll and the winners are:

People’s Choice: “The King Eddy” by Nickel School
Structural Integrity: “Saddle Ridge ROCKS!” by Saddle Ridge School
Best Use of Theme: “Music and Food Bringing Communities Together” by Sunnyside School
Best Meal: “4.2 Rockers” by Connect Charter School – Class 4.2

Thank You

Our Partners

Association of Alberta Registry Agents
Calgary Board of Education
Calgary Catholic School District
Calgary & District Dental Society
Calgary Motor Dealers Association
Calgary Public Library
CUPE Local 38 Calgary
Federation of Calgary Communities
Fluor
Safeway / Sobeys
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Contact Tara Wenzel by email or call 403-319-0829.
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