Taking Action to impact Kids
Communities across our city take action every day to feed and care for hungry kids.
Volunteers share their time making and delivering lunches in the BB4CK Kitchen and in their own neighbourhoods, planning and supporting special events and projects, raising awareness about hunger in our city, and supporting kids through financial and in-kind donations.
Every action helps to feed and care for children who would otherwise go without a healthy lunch at school and we are grateful for all the ways Calgarians choose to make a difference in the lives of kids in our city. How will you take action?
Ways To Take Action As A Community
Feeding Kids in Your Community
BB4CK works with community groups that operate outside of our downtown kitchen, making lunches in their own communities and delivering them to neighbourhood schools. We work with seniors, students, community associations, restaurants, volunteer groups and many other organizations to help to coordinate their efforts to impact kids in their neighbourhood. We also connect interested individuals to existing community groups, or to others who want to form a group.
Typically, community groups meet twice a week to prepare lunches. BB4CK staff guide the group through health and safety standards, as well as the tips and tricks we use in the downtown kitchen to increase efficiency. We offer support and encouragement to our amazing BB4CK community groups throughout the year with their efforts, including fundraising and facilitating school and neighbourhood connections.
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“I’ve worked in schools over the years where kids were hungry and I saw what it does to their learning and how it affects them. No matter who you are, you shouldn’t be hungry, especially kids when they’re trying to learn and trying to do their best.”Alysha
Stories of Action and Impact from the BB4CK Community
29 years ago, a group of Calgarians got together and, realizing that there were kids in their community going without food, started making lunches – a few hundred a day – and got them into the hands of kids who needed them. From that inauspicious beginning has...
“I don’t even know these guys but I love them.” Located one block east of Macleod Trail in SE Calgary is Jerome’s Appliance Gallery, a luxury appliance retailer. Their Bistro features two fully functional kitchens, and a group of people passionate...
“I always wanted to do something in my community and nothing really threw itself at me like this opportunity did,” says Kim, as she seals baggies with sandwiches in them. It’s Wednesday morning and Kim and a mighty team of volunteers are making lunches in the...