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September 12, 2016

Head, Heart, Hands: LOUD Art Society

Through their art, LOUD Art Society provides positive mental environments for the public and the group has shared their art and creativity with Calgary communities for the last two years. Healing, motivation, inspiration and empowerment are attributes LOUD Art Society aims to leave behind in each of their creative projects. “We create the positive environment so people can have a positive experience, a good memory when they are the viewers of our creativity,” says Tara Vahab, President and Founder of LOUD Art Society.

In July of 2015, LOUD Art Society approached BB4CK about creating a piece of art in the downtown kitchen and we enthusiastically embraced the opportunity of a new piece of art for the kitchen! Throughout the months that followed, LOUD painted one of the kitchen’s interior walls a brilliant red and created a beautiful mural in the entrance hallway of the kitchen.

Titled “That Ours Is, That Is Us,” the mural “is about our co-existence as a big family from ground all the way to the sky” says Vahab. “We tried to portray a very poetic view of this concept through the significant role of Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids in our city. This mural is LOUD Art Society’s way of admiring and appreciating BB4CK’s contribution towards a better Calgary, while simultaneously enhancing their environment by creating a more positive one for the staff, residents and all the visitors of this building. Our hope is to make everyone a little happier!”

The mural features Calgary’s skyline and a large tree that has many birds, flowers and friends nestled in it’s branches, backed by a stunning blue sky. Next time you are at the kitchen be sure to take a moment to view and explore our stunning mural, and see if you can find all the little BB4CK brown bags hidden in the mural’s branches!

The mural is a wonderful addition to the kitchen and greets all our visitors and volunteers with joy and bright colours and we are so incredibly grateful for this beautiful gift from LOUD Art Society!

September 9, 2016

Raising Awareness About Childhood Hunger in Calgary

We are grateful for the support of the Calgary media, each story shared helps to raise awareness about childhood hunger in our city and inspires people to take action to feed and care for Calgary kids.

Click the links below to read the stories that have helped raise awareness about hunger in Calgary this back to school season:

660 News: Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids seeing uptick in need

CBC News Calgary: Calgary student lunch program looks for support as demand soars

News Talk 770: School lunch program sees 30% increase in need

Radio-Canada: Demande accrue de repas pour des élèves de Calgary

Global News Calgary: Calgary school lunch program sees spike in users due to poor economy

July 11, 2016

July Kitchen Volunteer Spotlight

We are so grateful and inspired by the tireless dedication and passion of all of our volunteers! This month we shine the volunteer spotlight on some of our kitchen’s delivery drivers, Erin, Marsha and Wayman.

ErinAfter discovering BB4CK through social media, Erin began delivering kitchen lunches to schools across the city in September of 2015. Erin enjoys volunteering with BB4CK because she loves the cause and believes that no one should be hungry, least of all children. Erin also enjoys getting to know the city while driving (after being away from it for 20 years) and meeting new people, “I’ve met so many wonderful people including staff, other volunteers, school staff, and even a few helpful students; all while helping a wonderful cause. Doesn’t get much better than that!”

Marsha_WaymanWayman and Marsha have been delivering lunches together two days a week since January 2015. They discovered the volunteer opportunity on the BB4CK website and enjoy volunteering at BB4CK because Wayman likes meeting and interacting with different people and helping others. Their favourite part about delivering lunches is helping to ensure that kids who are in need of food receive it and that the kids are happy because they are not hungry.

July 11, 2016

Spring #GiftALunch Impact

Thank YouThe BB4CK community is amazing. Over six weeks in May and June, kids and families, individuals, small businesses and other groups were part of 217 people who made financial gifts to help ensure every child in Calgary has enough to eat at school. This community continues to take action to feed kids, and it makes a difference. Thank you.

Over the course of the spring #GiftALunch campaign, Calgarians and friends from other cities and countries joined together to ensure that every child in our city has a lunch to eat at school. Because of your support during #GiftALunch, BB4CK will receive an additional donation of $50,000 from our friends at The Prosser Charitable Foundation – funds that will help to further ensure every child in our city has what they need to be healthy.

Thank you for being such an important part of our community. Thank you for feeding kids who are hungry, giving them the energy to grow, to learn and to play!

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This year…

3,200

Kids Impacted Daily

625

People Volunteering Weekly

1500

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