SOURCE: Calgary Food Bank

Calgary Food Bank

August 17, 2017 07:00 ET

YMCA Calgary youth to collect several thousand pounds of food for the Calgary Food Bank this week

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - August 17, 2017) - 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, hundreds of YMCA campers will distribute thousands of food drive bags in 16 Calgary communities with the goal to feed and support as many struggling Calgarians as possible.

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 and representatives from YMCA Calgary and Calgary Food Bank

WHEN? August 17, 1 p.m.

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

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Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Shawna Ogston
    Calgary Food Bank
    403.870.2009

    Katie Lore
    Community Outreach Director
    YMCA Calgary
    403.899.4107