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March 9, 2017

March Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Bruce and Christy, two of our kitchen’s incredible core volunteers.

Ma_spot_01For nearly 7 years, Bruce and his wife have been weekly volunteers at the BB4CK kitchen. Bruce is amazing at managing the slicing machine, often times slicing 15 large items (cheese bricks, sandwich meats) all before 9am! He is always quick to jump in and take action to help kitchen mornings run smoothly.

“It is important to give back to the community and BB4CK is a very worthy cause.  The testimonials from teachers and students show how important it is for school kids to have proper nourishment to support their learning efforts. My wife was a corporate volunteer years ago and when we both retired we thought this would be a good thing to do. The work is fun and very rewarding.”  - Bruce

Ma_spot_02Christy first learned about BB4CK in 2007 when her yoga studio was raising money and awareness to help feed kids, over the next ten years she has volunteered off and on at the downtown kitchen. Christy is amazing at guiding our daily volunteers and makes excellent batches of muffins for the kids the kitchen feeds!

“I strongly believe that education is so important to our community and world and could not imagine trying to learn while hungry.  It spoke to my heart so strongly that children should not be hungry anywhere in the world never mind in my own community. I feel so privileged to make the lunches for the children and love all the amazing people that I meet through being in the kitchen each week.” – Christy

March 9, 2017

Meet BB4CK’s Administration Coordinator – Lyndsey

March 3, 2017

Gifts, Experiences and Events Supporting Calgary Kids

Girl with UmbrellaThere are so many ways Calgarians use their head, heart, and hands to help feed and care for kids! Some of our awesome friends are helping to ensure there are no hungry kids in Calgary with some great items, experiences and events:

When out for a meal check the menu for Mealshare items! When a customer orders a Mealshare item, they get their meal, and also help provide one meal to a youth in need! Find the full list of Calgary Mealshare Partner restaurants here.

Reference BB4CK in your order notes at The Meal Tree and 5% from your order will be donated to help feed kids.

Connect with Blanco Security to discuss protection for your home and business. They are helping to feed hungry kids with every new client they get this year.

Looking to get your home or business painted? This year, CertaPro Painters of Calgary North will be providing a donation to support Calgary charities; clients have the option of choosing to direct their support to BB4CK.

5 Vines has created an International Whisky Guild. For every bottle of whisky sold through the Guild, a donation will be made to purchase a lunch for a student who would otherwise go without.

For every 10 St. Lyte lamps purchased, 10% of the profits support BB4CK.

Wrap your bouquet from Small Flower floral studio in lovely burlap for an extra $2 and help feed kids in our city!

Pick up a hand crafted Playfield bracelet – 10% of Playfield’s gross profits help feed kids.

Buy a beautiful bracelet from Handmade by J and help feed one child in Calgary lunch for one week.

Starting on March 15, order a BB4CK bracelet from mlk and help ensure there are no hungry kids in our city.

Paint night! Join Southcentre Mall and Paint It! for their paint night on March 22, 2017. $5 from each ticket supports BB4CK.

Purchase a $5 Hudson’s Bay Giving Day coupon from any BB4CK team member and the Chinook Centre Hudson’s Bay will give the proceeds to help feed kids! Shop at the Bay or Home Outfitters on Friday, March 24, 2017 with the coupon for up to 20% off your purchase.

Get fit and help hungry kids! Join HIGH Fitness at their March 26, 2017 charity class. Proceeds will be given to BB4CK.

Join the Whisky Wisemen and ONE18 Empire on the third Thursday evening of each month for their social event. 10% of sales from the evening are directed to help feed kids in our city.

Get fit with the Children’s Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) at their next events at Row 17 on March 25, 2017 and at YYC Cycle on May 6, 2017! Proceeds will provide lunches for hungry kids.

Attend the hip hop showcase Safe and Sound at Cafe Koi on Friday, March 31. Cover is $5 and all proceeds help feed kids in our city.

Shop with ShopNetTV, and 10% of your purchase will go to a local charity, including BB4CK!

The Bootleggin Stampede Breakfast is taking place July 11, 2017 in support of BB4CK. Spend the morning with a great breakfast, enjoy a performance by Gord Bamford, and be inspired by the Stampede spirit.

February 16, 2017

Join our Team – Operations Coordinator

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Does taking meaningful action inspire you? Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact in the daily life of a child? Are you passionate about creating social change?

Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) is a mission-focused grassroots organization, working to build and strengthen communities that ensure every child has enough to eat at school. We value people, action and trust, and filter every decision through these values. Our staff team is small, working together in our areas of strength to ensure we can have broad impact in our community.

Working cohesively with the Kitchen Supervisor and Technology Coordinator, the Operations Coordinator is a critical part of a committed, hardworking and fun team! This individual will work 30 hours per week, Monday-Thursday, morning shifts with some flexibility but must be able to be on-site a few mornings a week.

Reporting to the Technology Coordinator, the Operations Coordinator is responsible to:
• Maintain healthy relationships with schools who receive lunches from the kitchen
• Manage food orders to ensure supply levels are adequate
• Manage the packing of the lunches
• Support all kitchen and delivery activities to ensure lunches are made and delivered on time
• Track information in software and report as needed
• Operate and maintain the fleet of vehicles
• Be the main contact for internal and external food suppliers
• Run kitchen morning back up

Are you the ideal candidate?
• Stellar organizational and time management skills, thriving in a busy environment
• Strong strategic thinker – sees challenges as an opportunity
• Detail-oriented and able to track many moving parts
• Energetic, engaging, optimistic and able to quickly build rapport and connection
• Loves people – building and maintaining amazing relationships
• Ability to work independently and the love of working with a team
• Technical agility

If you are looking for a purpose driven and compelling place to work, please email your cover letter and resume to jan@bb4ck.org by March 1, 2017.

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

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This year…

3,200

Kids Impacted Daily

65

People Volunteering Weekly

1,200

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