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March 24, 2017

BB4CK Recipe: Fresh Orange Muffins

At the downtown BB4CK kitchen, we bake a lot of muffins for Calgary kids! Orange muffins are one of our favourite types of muffins to make. To make orange muffins you will need:

1 Orange, quartered, with peel (remove any seeds)FreshOrangeMuffins 01

12 cup Orange Juice

1 Egg

12 cup Butter

1 34 cups Flour

34 cup Sugar

1 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Baking Soda

Preheat the oven to 400 °F and use muffin cups or spray your muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

FreshOrangeMuffins SpoonsPut the orange quarters and orange juice into a food processor (or blender) and blend until pureed.

Add the egg and butter to the pureed mixture in the processor. Blend again then pour mixture into a large bowl.

Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl then add all at once to the orange mixture. Stir well.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin pan, filling each cup about ¾ full.

Bake muffins in 400 °F over for 20 minutes. Let stand in muffin pan for 5 minutes after removing from oven. Enjoy!

March 20, 2017

Avenue Magazine – Feeding Hungry Kids in Calgary

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Avenue Calgary, Photograph By Erin Brooke Burns

Great article raising awareness about childhood hunger in Calgary in this month’s Avenue Magazine. Pick up a copy of the March edition of Avenue or visit their website to check out the article.

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

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3,200

Kids Impacted Daily

625

People Volunteering Weekly

1500

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