Calgary Food Bank

Calgary Food Bank

September 03, 2013 03:01 ET

Harvesting the Garden of Eat'n: Retiree Volunteers from BP and Chevron Harvesting Their Crop for the Calgary Food Bank

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 3, 2013) - Once again BP and Chevron retirees have come together to grow vegetables for the Calgary Food Bank. Their volunteer efforts see a bounty of 10,000 plus pounds of fresh produce that will go directly from the ground to clients and partner agencies.

Access to quality, nutritious food is critical to developing healthy minds and bodies. It is important for everyone to have a well-balanced diet so that they can reach their potential. The Calgary Food Bank is proud to say that it is unique because it creates hampers following the Canada Food Guide where fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy and eggs are all important, guaranteed items.

Garden of Eat'n Harvest photo and interview opportunities on:

When - Thursday September 5, 10:00am- 12:00pm

Where - Garden of Eat'n at the Begg Farm

Directions to the garden

Stony Trail from the north: When you exit on 17th Ave. S.E., instead of turning left towards 84st. S.E., turn right on 17th Ave. to 52 Street south or turn left. Take 52 Street south until 114 Ave.

At 114 Ave., turn left (east. There is a detour going south and curving back to the north onto 114Ave. That is the road to take. At 114 Ave. and 84 St. there is a little white Church with a blue roof. Turn right (east) onto 114 Avenue and continue across a railroad track and about 1 mile further; when you see Hennessey Welding on the left (north) side of the road (2 miles from the little white Church), you will turn left (north) on the road (Range Road 284). The sign on the road reads NO EXIT. That is the road to our farm. We are the first white house with a grey roof and a large white Cross in the yard.

From Deerfoot Trail: continue south until you get to the Barlow Trail North exit 240. Exit there, then take the first exit right onto 114 Avenue and follow the above directions from 114 Ave.

From Hwy.22X: take 52 Street North to 114 Ave. and follow the above directions from 114 Ave.

Questions regarding these directions, contact Marlene at 403.279.8045.

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Contact Information

  • Calgary Food Bank - Media Contact
    Shawna Ogston
    Communications & Media Relations
    Direct: 403-640-8819
    Cell: 403-870-2009
    sogston@calgaryfoodbank.com