SOURCE: Calgary Food Bank

Calgary Food Bank

August 09, 2016 13:07 ET

YMCA Calgary Youth to Collect Several Thousand Pounds of Food for the Calgary Food Bank This Week

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - August 09, 2016) - This week, YMCA Calgary day campers and youths in the Kids in Motion Y program (age 9-12) are learning about philanthropy by collecting thousands of food donations for the Calgary Food Bank. This year, 767 YMCA campers will distribute 13,760 food drive bags in 17 Calgary communities with the goal to feed and support as many struggling Calgarians as possible. YMCA Calgary has been doing this food drive since 1997 and has collected 187,842 lbs. of food for the Calgary Food Bank, to date.

The YMCA Calgary kids in day camps and the Kids in Motion program learn about why the food bank is an important part of the Calgary community. They then celebrate with recreational activities like trips to the zoo, or going swimming. They gain self-confidence and leadership skills, and learn the value of community responsibility while staying active and having fun.

WHAT? Photo, video, B-roll and interview opportunities with youth participants unloading their donations, representatives from YMCA Calgary and Calgary Food Bank, along with other adult participants.

WHEN? August 11, 1 p.m.

WHERE? Calgary Food Bank (5000 11 St SE) loading docks

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Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Shawna Ogston
    Communications & Media Relations
    Calgary Food Bank
    403.870.2009

    Owini Dharma
    Community Outreach Director
    YMCA Calgary
    403.899.4107