Calgary Food Bank

Calgary Food Bank

November 29, 2013 13:13 ET

Christmas Season is Event Season for the Calgary Food Bank

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 29, 2013) -

AMA Fill our Fleet Fill Their Hearts

To December 6

All eight AMA locations in Calgary are collecting unwrapped toy and non-perishable food donations to help Alberta families during the holiday season.

EFW Radiology's 1st Annual Turkey Round-up

Through December

You can help bring a healthy festive feast to families in need by donating online and all the proceeds will help the Calgary Food Bank to distribute Christmas Hampers during their busiest time of the year. Every family deserves to dine together this holiday.

Santa Clause Photos by Donation at Sunridge Mall

November 30 - December 24

Bring your own camera and a food or monetary donation to the Calgary Food Bank and have your picture taken with Santa Clause.

Calgary Carol Festival

November 30, Dec 1 &2, 6:00 PM

Knox United Church (506 4 Street SW)

Bring a food or cash donation and enjoy the sweet harmony of choirs from across the city embrace the holiday spirit.

19th Annual Calgary Hitmen Petro-Canada Teddy Bear Toss

December 1, 4:00 PM

Scotiabank Saddledome (555 Saddledome Rise SE)

Fans are asked to bring a teddy bear to the game and throw it onto the ice after the first Hitmen goal is scored against the Medicine Hat Tigers. The bears are shared with local charities.

CBC Suncor Christmas Campaign

December 2 - 22

For the 28th year, this annual campaign raises more than a million dollars for the Food Bank. Visit for events around Calgary.

YYC Tech Gives

Tuesday, December 3 - Thursday, December 19

Calgary Food Bank (5000-11 Street SE)

YYC Tech Gives (part of the CBC-Suncor campaign) kicks off with the Spam Cup in the Food Bank warehouse December 3. The YYC Tech Gives campaign continues through to December 19 with all of the teams trying to raise as many cash/food donations as possible.

Cowboys Casino's 12 Days of Christmas

Tuesday, December 3- Monday, December 23

Cowboys Casino (421 12 Avenue SE)

This holiday season, earn chances to win prizes from a $10,000 prize pool at Cowboys Casino. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays in December, you can win up to five ballots a day playing slots and table games. Cowboys will also give an extra ballot to anyone coming in with a non-perishable food item.

Upscale Bake Sale

Wednesday, December 4, 12:00 PM until supplies last

Suncor Energy Centre (200 - 1000 7 Avenue SW)

Stock up on delicious holiday treats from Calgary's top bakeries, with all proceeds benefitting the Calgary Food Bank.

Stuart Maclean

Thursday, December 5&6, 7:30 PM

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

The best-selling author, award-winning journalist, humorist and host of The Vinyl Café on CBC Radio brings his humour to the stage. Calgary Food Bank volunteers will be on-hand to collect cash donations.

Bronze Baxx Tanning Studio Fundraiser Fridays

Fridays in December: Dec. 6, 13 & 20

Mission: 4 2015 4 Street SW

McKenzie Towne: 130 35 McKenzie Towne Avenue SE

West: 444 1919 Sirocco Drive SW

In support of the Food Bank, donate $10.00 and receive a special gift from Bronze Baxx. They aim to reach a goal of $2500.00.

Loblaw Extra Helping™ Holiday Food Drive

December 6-24

All Real Canadian Superstores and Extra Foods locations

Extra Helping™ National Holiday Food Drive campaign provides an opportunity for the community to show their support for those in need. Stores will be collecting funds and food donations on site. This year, Loblaw hopes to raise $1.8 million in funds and 1.8 million pounds of food for food banks across Canada.

Farmers' Market Fresh Food Drive

Saturday, December 7, 11:30-3:30

Calgary Farmers' Market (510 77 Avenue SE)

The Calgary Food Bank will be on location collecting fresh food and cash donations. Come down, make a donation and enter your name into a draw for one of three gift baskets!

18 Wheels of Christmas

December 7, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Panorama Save-On-Foods (225 Pantella Hill NW)

December 14, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Seton Save-On-Foods (19489 Seton Crescent SE)

The Rosenau holiday truck & trailer will be on-location all day to accept donations of baby food and diapers for struggling families this season. For any donation over $20, receive a raffle ticket to win a WestJet Gift of Flight pass for two.

CP Holiday Train

Saturday, December 7

Opening of the "North Pole Station" at 4:00 PM

Concert begins at 5:00 PM

Anderson Station (11015 Anderson Station Way SW - south lot)

A free (by donation) concert event hosted by Peter Mansbridge and featuring Sarah McLachlan, The Tenors, and Matt Dusk, this extra-special Holiday Train event is one of only three stops across North American where Canadian Pacific has added additional star power to shine a spotlight on the railway's mission of raising food, money and awareness in the fight against hunger.

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's Sing-Along Messiah

Sunday, December 8, 2:00 PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall (205 8 Ave SE)

The Calgary Philharmonic supports the Calgary Food Bank this season, collecting food donations at their sing-along Messiah concert, a rare opportunity for fans to join the orchestra onstage.

Shake Up the Dome

Sunday, December 8, 4:00 PM

Scotiabank Saddledome (555 Saddledome Rise SE)

Fans in attendance for the Calgary Hitmen v. Portland Winterhawks game will receive a box of macaroni and cheese courtesy of Calgary Co-op to shake when the Hitmen score a goal. Volunteers will be on the concourse collecting cash donations during intermissions and we will collect the boxes of mac and cheese at the end of night.

Amble with Angus

Friday, December 13. 6:30 AM Registration, 7:00 AM Run start

Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Square SW)

A brisk morning run for a worthwhile cause, the annual 5K fun run along the Bow River Pathway supports the Calgary Food Bank Children's Milk Program. Entry fee is only $20 and includes a $15 tax receipt.

Heebee Jeebee Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 16, 7:30 PM

River Park Church (3818 14a Street SW)

You will be sure to get into the Christmas spirit at this 20th anniversary concert of a capella music and comedy! Please bring a cash donation or non-perishable food item and have fun celebrating a good cause!

Huron Carole Concert

Tuesday, December 17, 7:30 PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall (205 8 Avenue SE)

Annual Huron Carole concert series returns this year with its national tour to help raise funds and awareness for Canada's hungry. Tom Jackson and guests will provide an evening of uplifting songs and carols to celebrate the festive season.

CMDA Cavalcade of Cans

Wednesday, December 18, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Calgary Food Bank (5000-11 Street SE)

Calgary Motor Dealers Association's annual procession will deliver their donations collected throughout the month of December at Calgary and area dealerships.

18 Wheels of Christmas

Thursday, December 19, 5:30 PM

Calgary Food Bank (5000 11 Street SE)

The Rosenau holiday truck & trailer will be arriving with Santa and his Elf to deliver donations of specific food and baby items for families in need this holiday.

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