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Aiko – Be a Hero for Hungry Kids – Colouring & Design CONTEST!

Aiko – Be a Hero for Hungry Kids – Colouring & Design CONTEST!

 

We’re calling on all Calgarians to step up and join the league of Heroes for Hungry Kids. Why? Because when kids are hungry it not only affects their ability to grow, learn, and make the most of life – it also affects families and our communities. Get involved today and Be a Hero for Hungry Kids.

 

Aiko – our Hero for Food Security, COLOURING & DESIGN CONTEST!

 

Aiko is just one of BB4CK’s incredible heroes stepping up to tackle the issue of food security. Without support from heroes like her, some kids wouldn’t have the food they needAiko wants families & kids to know that BB4CK is here to help! 

Get involved in our Be a Hero for Hungry Kids campaign, and join our colouring and design contest! This contest is open to ALL kids ages 0 – 18. You can make one entry per week (there’s a different hero for each week!) and there are more instructions on the pages when you download them.

Choose from either our colouring contest (perfect for younger kids), or our design contest (if you have a super creative teen who wants to stretch their design skills!).

We can’t WAIT to see your designs! And neither can AIKO!

Join our league of Heroes for Hungry Kids and give today: bb4ck.org/take-action/

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Andy – Be a Hero for Hungry Kids – Colouring & Design CONTEST!

Andy – Be a Hero for Hungry Kids – Colouring & Design CONTEST!

 

We’re calling on all Calgarians to step up and join the league of Heroes for Hungry Kids. Why? Because when kids are hungry it not only affects their ability to grow, learn, and make the most of life – it also affects families and our communities. Get involved today and Be a Hero for Hungry Kids.

 

Andy – our Hero for Families, COLOURING & DESIGN CONTEST!

 

Andy’s our adorable little hero for families – he steps up to help support BB4CK because he loves his family and knows the stress families are under when their kids are hungry.

Get involved in our Be a Hero for Hungry Kids campaign, and join our colouring and design contest! This contest is open to ALL kids ages 0 – 18. You can make one entry per week (there’s a different hero for each week!) and there are more instructions on the pages when you download them.

Choose from either our colouring contest (perfect for younger kids), or our design contest (if you have a super creative teen who wants to stretch their design skills!).

We can’t WAIT to see your designs! And neither can ANDY!

Join our league of Heroes for Hungry Kids and give today: bb4ck.org/take-action/

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Be a Hero for Hungry Kids :: Families

Be a Hero for Hungry Kids :: Families

 

We’re calling on all Calgarians to step up and join the league of Heroes for Hungry Kids. Why? Because when kids are hungry it not only affects their ability to grow, learn, and make the most of life – it also affects families and our communities. Get involved today and Be a Hero for Hungry Kids.

 

Andy – our Hero for Families. 

 

Andy’s our adorable little hero for families – he steps up to help support BB4CK because he loves his family and knows the stress families are under when their kids are hungry. 

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BB4CK provides lunches to Calgary students in schools and the impact from this one single lunch can be felt in many ways. Every child truly feels better interacting and learning with both peers and teachers when they have full bellies. We know they feel better physically and emotionally but did you know that this peace of mind also extends outside of the classroom and in fact outside of the school itself?

At BB4CK we offer lunches to children with no questions asked. The children we provide lunches to may be with out a lunch for a number of reasons and we are aware of the many struggles and hardships families face every single day that may limit their ability to provide a lunch; this resonates even more so in the pandemic challenges over the past few months. Not being able to send your child to school with a lunch and the added anxiety of how to put lunch on the table during a pandemic is overwhelming for many families.

One family this past school year was newly in a position to need lunches but did not realize that they could access the BB4CK program until they met with the school. This single parent was so overwhelmed in knowing that her children would have good food at lunch and that she could spend her money for better dinners that she broke down in tears. She was extremely grateful!

Join our league of Heroes for Hungry Kids and give today: bb4ck.org/take-action/

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Celebrating our Volunteers :: McKenzie Towne

Celebrating our Volunteers :: McKenzie Towne

 

This week is National Volunteer Week (April 19th – 25th, 2020)! Join us as we celebrate the incredible people who choose to take time out of their lives to volunteer with us. To ALL of our volunteers – we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 

 

McKenzie Towne

 

Two years ago this week the Mackenzie Towne Revera Retirement Residence became a part of the BB4CK Family. Under the leadership of staff member Diane; Audrey, Mitsy, Ann and Florence began making lunches every Monday and Wednesday morning for a local school.

Each of the ladies has their own special role in the lunch making process and when Audrey is on sandwiches, weather it be pea butter and jelly or mayo for the Turkey, she makes sure the spread gets all the way to the crusts to ensure the kids will eat them!

This group loves adding a special message to their lunches often by writing messages to students like “put on a happy face 😊” on bananas! The Mackenzie Residence has been one of the hardest hit in our province by Covid-19 and our special message to these amazing volunteers is that we are thinking of you all every day and sending our well wishes as well as our condolences to you all during this time.

We hope that in this time you are still able to “put on a happy face” knowing all the many children you touched through your volunteer time with BB4CK. We look forward to visiting and working with you again soon.

 

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Celebrating our Volunteers :: Marilyn Jorgensen, Core Kitchen Volunteer

Celebrating our Volunteers :: Marilyn Jorgensen, Core Kitchen Volunteer

 

This week is National Volunteer Week (April 19th – 25th, 2020)! Join us as we celebrate the incredible people who choose to take time out of their lives to volunteer with us. To ALL of our volunteers – we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 

 

Marilyn Jorgensen – A BB4CK Core Kitchen Volunteer

 

Marilyn started as a Core Kitchen volunteer with BB4CK in January 2018, and volunteers in the kitchen two mornings a week. A day in the kitchen “usually begins with helping to make the hundreds of sandwiches that will be delivered out to the schools that day, then on to snacks which consist of fruit, vegetables, and often an assortment of fresh baked muffins and cookies. And of course, there are dishes to be done and clean-up before we leave. It’s a busy, fun morning which goes quickly, with a lot getting done by a great group of volunteers and staff in just a few hours.

After a career and raising a family, she knew that when she retired, she wanted to volunteer. She had always planned to be able to give of her time and to give back. She discovered BB4CK on line and was very interested.It seemed to be just what I was looking for and it has not disappointed! What struck me from the very beginning was the incredible need for this organization in Calgary. The fact that thousands of children in this city have no lunch on a daily basis was heartbreaking. I am grateful that in some small way I can help to bring not only a sandwich, but a smile to a child’s day. I know that for some of them, this may be their only food all day,” says Marilyn.

Marilyn’s favorite part of volunteering? It’s fun! There are fellow volunteers to laugh and chat with and a dedicated staff that never fail to make her feel appreciated.

I am sad that due to Covid-19 the BB4CK kitchen is closed and the children are not in school,” writes Marilyn; But that does not mean they are not still hungry. I am grateful that the amazing staff at BB4CK are working hard to come up with alternatives and some restaurants have come forward to help feed Calgary’s children. I know we will come through this and I look forward to the day we will be back making lunches! 

We are so fortunate to have volunteers like Marilyn who are inspired to take meaningful action to help feed Calgary’s kids. We couldn’t do what we do, without you! 

 

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