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February 28, 2016

Join Our Team!

Temporary Kitchen Supervisor (Maternity leave coverage) May 2, 2016- June 30, 2017

Kitchen

Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) is a grassroots, community-driven charity that provides opportunities for people to take meaningful action in their communities by providing lunch for kids who are hungry. We have a small staff team that empowers thousands of volunteers and community supporters each year to have a huge impact, feeding over 2,900 kids in 190 schools each day that would otherwise go without. BB4CK is agile, flexible, dynamic and continually changing to find opportunities to take meaningful action to build strong communities.

Working cohesively with the Operations Coordinator & Lead Driver, the Kitchen Supervisor is a critical part of a committed, hardworking and fun team!  The ideal candidate is a dynamic, energetic leader and facilitator. They will schedule, train and support veteran and new volunteers; manage food and supply orders; lead in preparing  food and clean up; stay current on Alberta Health and Safety Standards and ensure the overall health and wellness of this kitchen. This individual will work 30 hours per week, Monday – Thursdays starting at 6:30am.

Reporting to the Operations Coordinator, the Temporary Kitchen Supervisor is responsible to:

Schedule, supervise, support, train, inspire and engage all kitchen volunteers
Meticulously maintain Alberta Health and Safety standards
Manage and budget all food and supplies needed for the kitchen
Support volunteers working in community programs to have the resources they need

This position will require:

Stellar organizational and time management skills, thriving in a busy environment
Detail-oriented and able to track many moving parts
Energetic, engaging and able to quickly build rapport and connection
Ability to work independently and the love of working with a team
Certification in Alberta Food Safety Basics and First Aid/CPR (required)

This description reflects the general responsibilities of this position and is not intended to be a detailed description of all duties that may be inherent in the position.

If you are looking for a purpose driven and compelling place to work, please email your cover letter and resume to stephanie@bb4ck.org by March 22, 2016.

We thank all applicants for their interest in BB4CK, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Thank you for considering this opportunity!

February 25, 2016

Community Profile: Reaction Fitness – #Calories4Kids

There are so many amazing ways that Calgarians help feed kids! Throughout the month of February, Reaction Fitness and some of its partners and members have been raising awareness and funds for BB4CK through their #Calories4Kids initiative!

January 18, 2016

Students Taking Action at West Island College

Aleena and Sam

Aleena and Sam

Since 2008 West Island College has been involved with Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids, running a volunteer lunch making program through their Peer Support group. Each Monday, the staff lunch room is filled with Peer Support group volunteers from grades 7 to 12 who share part of their lunch break making sandwiches for kids who would otherwise go without. The lunches are delivered to Radisson Park School by Grade 10 CALM students, where some of the Grade 10 students also volunteer as Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The Peer Support group students help to raise funds to purchase groceries for the lunches by making and selling handmade cards.

Leading the volunteers are grade 12 students Aleena and Sam, the group’s facilitators who have been making lunches since they were in grade 7. The BB4CK program at West Island College was run by student Christie Chalifoux when Aleena and Sam began volunteering to make lunches. When Chalifoux graduated Aleena and Sam jumped at the chance to lead the group together, “we enjoyed volunteering so much we really wanted to take over the program” said Sam.

Throughout grade 10 Sam and Aleena learned all about managing the group and by grade 11 they were organizing and leading the volunteers. In addition to organizing the program Aleena and Sam do all the grocery shopping for the lunches. As they prepare for graduation and studying Health Sciences at University, Aleena and Sam have recruited and begun training two students to run the program next year. The duo credit their volunteer experience as a great learning opportunity, “we have learned so much about leadership, teamwork and communication” says Aleena, “creating a lunch program like this is easy to facilitate and organize, and there are so many things to learn from it.”

Aleena and Sam understand and emphasize the impact hunger has on learning; “education is so important, the role that lunches provide, having meals, it’s so significant” Aleena says. “You know that these lunches are going to a child, knowing you are feeding kids, making a difference” Sam added, “we both like that this is a very measurable, tangible contribution. We see directly where the lunches are going. Feeding kids is important.”

Would you like to create a similar BB4CK program at your school? See more info here.

January 18, 2016

Kids Helping Kids

 

Clockwise from left: Anaya, Ringette Calgary Team U16AA Team Blue, Ashlyn and Mitchell

Clockwise from left: Anaya, Ringette Calgary U16AA Team Blue, Ashlyn, and Mitchell

When 8-year-old Anaya discovered there are children in Calgary who do not get lunch every day she was inspired to take action! Instead of gifts for her birthday Anaya asked for donations to Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids – donations that fill a tummy with a healthy lunch, allowing a child to focus on learning and fun instead of hunger. Anaya continued to find ways to feed kids by sharing her experience of volunteering and fundraising for BB4CK with others and selling Christmas cookies. Anaya is joined by an impressive number of Calgary kids taking action to raise awareness about childhood hunger and provide lunches to students.

Creative New Ways To Inspire Social Change  

In 2015, BB4CK received donations from over 20 birthdays, helping to provide hundreds of lunches for kids! Our city is buzzing with the activity of young people who are spreading the word about hunger in Calgary and finding creative new ways to inspire social change. Gifting lunches with birthday dollars, organizing snack drives, snack making parties, presentations, sales of garden veggies and volunteering in the BB4CK kitchen – the youth of Calgary are generously sharing their time, talents and funds to help ensure none of their peers go hungry.

We are so inspired by the generosity, enthusiasm and support of these passionate change-makers, using their heads, hearts and hands to help kids in their communities!

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This year…

3,200

Kids Impacted Daily

625

People Volunteering Weekly

1500

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