Calgary Food Bank

Calgary Food Bank

September 04, 2009 12:34 ET

Calgary Food Bank: "Be a Fan, Bring a Can" Celebrates 19 Years

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2009) - The 19th annual "Be a Fan, Bring a Can" campaign is the largest yet. For the first time this year the campaign included a series of chili cookoffs at various locations around Calgary and invited the public to come meet members of the Stampeders organization and local media, as well as sample and judge their chili. It was a tough competition, but after three unique chili battles, Bruce McAllister from Global TV has emerged victorious.

Fans attending the "Labour Day Classic" on Monday, September 7 can sample the winning chili, while supplies last, by bringing a non-perishable food item, or a monetary donation, for the Calgary Food Bank. Chili is a great game day food, but it is also a nutritious meal that can be made from the contents of an Emergency Food Hamper. Through your support the Calgary Food Bank was able to help 89,586 Calgarians last year with our Emergency Food Hampers.

The "Be a Fan, Bring a Can" campaign is spearheaded by Stampeder coaches and players' wives/girlfriends, with various fundraising efforts culminating at the "Labour Day Classic" on Monday September 7. Volunteers will be at all of the entrance gates to McMahon Stadium collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations. In 2008, the "Be a Fan, Bring a Can" campaign raised an impressive $72,524 in cash and food donations raising the 18 year total to over $425,373 in cash and food donations.

Help Homes by Avi make this year's "Be a Fan, Bring A Can" the most successful ever! For more information and how you can participate in this food drive visit or

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