Calgary Food Bank

Calgary Food Bank

December 15, 2011 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Donation Opportunities Abound at the Food Bank

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2011) -

'Twas the week before Christmas, and we were feeling the joy;
With gifts of good food, for each girl and boy.

It's a busy time at the Food Bank, this time of year; but you know that already!

By unanimous vote at the Food Bank, we've decided that our donors are the best donors in Calgary! In these final weeks of December, there are many Calgarians collecting food and cash donations for the Calgary Food Bank. Without their efforts, where would we be?

If you have a moment to spare, check out one of these spectacular events:

Amble with Angus

WHEN: Friday December 16, 7am (registration); 7:30am (ambling begins)

WHERE: The arches at Eau Claire

WHAT: Amble with Angus, an annual fun run in support of the Calgary Food Bank's Children's Milk Program, is marking its 10th year. At 7:30am, Calgarians will brave the cold, running (or ambling!) five kilometers to raise funds. Visit www.amblewithangus.com for more information.

Student Can Creation Contest (part of the Mayor's Annual Christmas Food Drive)

WHEN: Friday December 16

WHERE: 11:00am - Guy Weadick Elementary School

1:00pm - Balmoral School

2:00pm - St. Margaret Elementary

3:00pm - Tuscany School

WHEN: Monday December 19

WHERE: 9:00am - Rundle Public School

WHAT: Students have been collecting non-perishable food throughout December. On December 16 and 19, judges will determine who has built the most imaginative structure with those donations, without damaging the food! The winning school will host the Mayor's Food Drive Wrap Up January 16.

Heebee-jeebee Occupy Christmas Concert

WHEN: Sunday December 18

WHERE: Scarboro United Church

2:30pm PJ party concert

7:30pm concert

WHAT: Enjoy the Christmas music of this local musical group. Visit www.heebee-jeebees.com for more information.

18 Wheels of Christmas

WHEN: Monday Dec 19 5:30pm

WHERE: Calgary Food Bank

WHAT: Led by Roseneau Transport, the transportation industry has collected donations for the Calgary Food Bank. Santa makes this special delivery himself in his 53-foot, 18-Wheels-of-Christmas trailer, bedecked in Christmas lights, and full to the brim with non-perishable food donations. Last year, Santa delivered more than $40,000 worth of food and funds to help feed hungry Calgarians.

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the dock door the trailer will roll, with a load full of food, and a driver so droll.

Calgary Flames - Celebrate the City

WHEN: Tuesday December 20

WHERE: Scotiabank Saddledome

WHAT: On December 20th, during the Flames vs Minnesota Wild game, the Flames will be recognizing the contribution to the community made by the Calgary Food Bank. Ticket holders are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation. Volunteers will be on hand to accept food and cash donations at the concourse entrances on December 20.

CMDA Cavalcade of Cans (part of the Mayor's Annual Christmas Food Drive)

WHEN: Wednesday December 22, 10:30am

WHERE: Calgary Food Bank

WHAT: Members of the Calgary Motor Dealers Association have been collecting food at their dealerships throughout December. Witness the mile-long line of vehicles, delivering these donations to the Food Bank just in time for Christmas.

For more information about these events and more, visit www.calgaryfoodbank.com.

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