Calgary Food Bank

Calgary Food Bank

November 19, 2013 08:06 ET

25 Years for the Mayor's Annual Christmas Food Drive Shining Example of Making a Difference

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 19, 2013) - Friday morning will be the scene of some serious competition, with teams of corporate and media partners, each vying for the coveted Gold Shopping Cart Award

The kick-off event for the Mayor's Annual Christmas Food Drive has become a fun-filled event and the sterling anniversary event will be no exception:

Mayor's 25thAnnual Christmas Food Drive Kick-off & Challenge
Friday, November 22
12PM - 1:30PM
Canada Safeway (Whitehorn location at 3550-92 Ave NE)

Based on a pre-chosen CANstruction theme, teams compete to fill their shopping cart with food items for the build, and using provided props and unique presentation such as caroling, compete based on use of goods, creativity of presentation and Christmas spirit.

The Mayor's 25th Annual Christmas Food Drive runs through Dec 24th, 2013.

In 2012, the campaign collected $540,000 in food and funds.

Mayor's 25th Annual Christmas Food Drive Fact Sheet

  • The Mayor's 25th Annual Christmas Food Drive runs through Dec 24th, 2013.

  • In 2012, the campaign collected $540,000 in food and funds.

  • Just under 130,000 individuals and families received food from our Emergency Hamper program last year (Sept 1, 2012-Aug 31, 2013).

  • The holiday season typically sees a jump in client numbers. We anticipate an increased need for hampers this year due to strained finances many may be experiencing due to their rebuilding after the summer's flood.

  • The Calgary Food Bank provides emergency food to Calgarians in short-term crisis.

  • 1 in every 11 Calgarians has been helped by the Calgary Food Bank at one time. Our clients are your neighbours, from every quadrant in the city.

  • We are proactive in addressing the 'why' clients are experiencing food insecurity and work diligently with more than 100 local agencies to ensure they receive the appropriate supports.

  • 82% of our clients have used the food bank less than three times, and 41% have only visited us once.

  • For more information on our programs and services, visit www.calgaryfoodbank.com.

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