Calgary Food Bank

Calgary Food Bank

May 30, 2011 09:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Feeding Hungry Calgarians: A Closer Look at the People We Serve

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 30, 2011) -

Who:

Calgary Food Bank CEO James McAra

Chris MacFarlane, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

What:

The Calgary Food Bank recently completed a first-of-its-kind research project examining ten years of client and service data. The result is a comprehensive analysis of the people we serve and how we serve them. On Tuesday we will publically release our findings from the first two of six Briefs for the first time.

When:

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Where:

Calgary Food Bank Warehouse

5000 – 11 Street S.E. (Administrative entrance)

Why:

This research is the first of its kind in Canada. The findings will help the Food Bank better serve clients by tailoring services, identifying community partnerships that could benefit Food Bank clients, and ultimately reduce the number of Calgarians reliant on the Food Bank.

Six Briefs have been produced, each examining a different aspect of the data collected: Briefs #1 and #2 focus on the individuals and households who accessed food from the Food Bank during our 10 year research period.

The media is invited to participate in this press conference. Representatives from the Calgary Food Bank will be available for interview and photos.

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