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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.

January 17, 2017

January Volunteer Spotlight

We begin our new year of volunteer spotlights highlighting two of our incredible core kitchen volunteers, Mark and Doris. In the fall of 2015, both Doris and Mark began volunteering in our downtown kitchen. They are always ready to jump in and take action, helping with whatever is needed and are wonderful at guiding and inspiring our daily volunteer groups!

January Volunteer Spotlight“My role at BB4CK is varied like most of the volunteers.  Depending on the day, it involves everything from food preparation, making sandwiches, washing dishes or whatever is needed.

I had previously volunteered with Community Kitchen and was looking for another similar opportunity.  I found out about BB4CK from my wife who had volunteered here with another charity group.

My favourite part about volunteering with bb4ck is working with a bunch of great people who feel just like I do that our efforts are making a difference. I enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that my small contribution is helping provide a helping hand up to those who need it.” – Mark

January Volunteer Spotlight 2

 

“My volunteer role at BB4CK is kitchen helper: making sandwiches, setting up the work stations, prepping fruit and vegetables, bagging snack servings, baking, laundry, dishes … whatever needs to be done! I volunteer Wednesday mornings, and occasionally other days as needed.

I found the BB4CK position when looking at available volunteer opportunities on the Propellus website.

I volunteer with BB4CK as a way to help provide a much-needed necessity to hungry kids in the short run, with the added satisfaction of knowing that there are positive effects that extend far beyond the lunch. It is a pleasure to be part of a very well run organization, making a meaningful contribution to the lives of children.

My favorite part is knowing that what I do has a positive impact, making new friends, and being part of a very fun team.  The camaraderie, laughter and positive energy in the kitchen makes me look forward to Wednesday mornings!” – Doris

January 12, 2017

Community Profile: Playfield

Meet Playfield: a jewelry brand that creates beautiful bracelets that make a positive impact! They donate 10% of their gross profits to charity, and over the past six months Playfield and their awesome community helped provide 1000 meals to Calgary kids!

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This year…

3,200

Kids Impacted Daily

625

People Volunteering Weekly

1500

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