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.
GET INVOLVED THIS YEAR.
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.
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.
Host a holiday-struction and build festive structures out non-perishable food items.
Donate funds online to support the campaign and help Feed YYC this holiday season.
Did you know?
2017 Fast Facts
dollars raised in food and funds
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.”
Director Community Investment, Sobeys Inc
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.