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A BITE OF INFORMATION
Calgary is a city of a million-plus people with an expanse of quadrants and communities. And within every neighborhood, there is someone in need. In an effort to create a hunger-free community, we must ensure that Food Hampers are accessible for families and individuals in various neighborhoods.
May is Mental Health Awareness month and the Canadian Mental Health Association recognizes May 6-12 as Mental Health Week. With this topic being top-of-mind, we want to explore the link between mental health and food insecurity.
Happy National Volunteer Week! Volunteers are essential to greet, chat, sort, guide, encourage, engage and much more. From youth to seniors, weekly, daily; volunteers fuel this organization. Thank you for giving your time to help make our community better.
The face of hunger can be anyone: our friends, our neighbours, our family. Anyone, from any background, and in every neighbourhood. All sizes of households: wage earners, EI recipients, students and veterans. We know it is important to build a picture of who is coming to the food bank as it alerts us to changes in the community.
For many charities in Calgary, food is a critical component of providing client support. But purchasing food or sourcing food donations is costly and time consuming, ultimately taking precious resources away from addressing the root causes of food insecurity. Wood’s Homes is one of the many organizations that we work with and the impact of the Food Link Program is invaluable to their organization.
A bite of information | The Blog The Calgary Food Bank has not seen a reduction in demand for over five years.In the last fiscal year, a total of 89,000 hampers (Emergency Hampers, Hampers for the Homeless, Weekends and More) affected the lives of more than 180,000...