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Mayor's Food Drive

Get involved in the 30th Annual Mayor’s Food Drive and join the community in creating a hunger-free Christmas in YYC

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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 2017 campaign raised a total of $641,847 in food and funds. “I’m incredibly proud of the hard work by all our partners to make this year’s Christmas Food Drive a success,” said Mayor Nenshi. “This shows that, even in the midst of a fragile economic recovery, Calgarians remain committed to supporting their fellow citizens in need.” The generosity of Calgarians has ensured that the we can keep pace with the need and feed YYC.


Join Calgary businesses, schools and the community to help create a hunger-free Christmas. Hold a food drive this holiday season as part of the Mayor’s Food Drive. Please contact Tara Sarjoo by email or 403-319-0829 to get involved today.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi & Calgary Food Bank CEO James McAra
Mayor Naheed Nenshi & Calgary Food Bank CEO James McAra
Join together for a hunger-free Christmas

How you can help

Host a fundraiser

Hold your own event and collect food or funds to help Feed YYC.

get festive

Host a holiday-struction and build festive structures out non-perishable food items.

Donate Food or funds

Visit a holiday event or one of our partners to help create a hunger-free Christmas. See the wish list below for our most needed items.

Donate online

Donate funds online to support the campaign and help Feed YYC this holiday season.

Holiday Wish List
Did you know?

2017 Fast Facts

Participating Locations

Partner organizations

dollars raised in food and funds

Participating Schools
A word from our partner


“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 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

A CANstruction® Junior competition is part of the Mayor’s Food Drive festivities. CANstruction® Junior offers students the fun challenge of building something creative from the food they have collected during their food drive. The Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Separate School District both came on board. A huge thank you to all the schools for participating and building creative structures. This year’s theme was… FOOD!

And the winners are:

  • Best Meal Award: Sunnyside School
  • Best Use of Theme: Connect Charter School
  • Best Structural Integrity: West Ridge School
  • People’s Choice: Edgemont School.
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
Safeway / Sobeys
Want to know more?

Get in touch

Contact Tara Sarjoo by email or call 403-319-0829.


5000 11 St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

Main line: 403-253-2059
Fax: 403-259-4240


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Friday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm


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