SOURCE: Calgary Food Bank

Calgary Food Bank

September 05, 2016 08:30 ET

Thousands of Volunteers Ready to Collect for the Calgary Food Bank

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - September 05, 2016) - Family and youth volunteers are set to collect much needed non-perishable food items for the annual one-day City-Wide Food Drive on Saturday, September 17.

This food drive comes at a time when the demand at the Food Bank begins to increase. September can be a financially straining month, from heating bills to back-to-school expenses. For many struggling to put food on the table, these costs can end up being the tipping point where some families find they need emergency food support.

How to participate in the City-Wide Food Drive:

  • Calgarians are encouraged to watch for information and donation bags on their doors starting Monday, September 12.
  • Fill the bag with non-perishable food items and leave on your front doorstep at 8 a.m.
  • Make sure the donation is visible so the volunteers can see it, as there will be no door-knocking.
  • For those who may wish to donate funds instead, visit

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Shawna Ogston
    Communications & Media Relations
    Calgary Food Bank
    Direct & Cell: 403.870.2009