EventsMayor's Food Drive
Every December, businesses, students and communities come together to help feed YYC.
Mayor’s Food Drive
Joining together for a hunger free Christmas
During the month of December, businesses, students and communities come together with Mayor Naheed Nenshi to support the Calgary Food Bank. The Mayor’s Food Drive collects important food and funds for families and individuals in need during the holidays and into the New Year.
The 2018 campaign raised a total of $1,132,979 in food and funds. “The generosity of our city is just amazing,” said Mayor Nenshi. “Even as our economy continues to challenge many, so many more Calgarians are helping their neighbours.”
The donations ensure that we can keep pace with the need and Feed YYC. This past year, more than 180,000 lives were affected for a continued high demand of 88,900 hampers. Calgary Food Bank CEO James McAra said, “The need for emergency food continues at unprecedented levels and we do not expect it to ease any time soon. Calgarians are still struggling and thanks to the Mayor and our City, we will continue to ensure that no one goes hungry.”
Did you know?
2018 Fast Facts
dollars raised in food and funds
A word from our partner
“Sobeys, Safeway and IGA are very proud to partner with the Calgary Food Bank 365 days of the year. During these difficult economic times, our stores continue to look for ways to help those seeking support. We are inspired by the generosity of our customers, teammates and leaders in the community such as Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Together, we can help more neighbours struggling to make ends meet access wholesome food today and into the winter months.”
Director Community Investment, Sobeys Inc
One CAN make a difference
The CANstruction Junior competition is part of the Mayor’s Food Drive festivities. This competition offers students the fun challenge of building something creative from the food they have collected during their food drive. Schools across Calgary have participated in this competition since 2012.
The 2019 theme was Rock CAN Roll and the winners are:
⭐ People’s Choice: “The King Eddy” by Nickel School
⭐ Structural Integrity: “Saddle Ridge ROCKS!” by Saddle Ridge School
⭐ Best Use of Theme: “Music and Food Bringing Communities Together” by Sunnyside School
⭐ Best Meal: “4.2 Rockers” by Connect Charter School – Class 4.2