Getting Help With Food FAQ
I’m worried that I can’t feed my kids. Can you help me?
Yes! This is exactly what we’re here for. BB4CK is designed to support families who are worried that they won’t have enough food for their kids to eat at any time during the next month.
How do I sign up?
Please use the form at bb4ck.org/help.
Be sure to indicate which of your kids are attending in-person classes and which are learning at home, either temporarily due to self-isolation or for the semester, and please ensure your address and contact information is filled out accurately. We will either contact you to provide information about in-school lunch programming, or you will receive grocery gift cards in the mail.
How long will your program be around?
We’re not going anywhere! BB4CK turned 30 this year – that’s 30 years of providing food for kids in Calgary. The supports we offer have changed, and will continue to change as we learn more and the world around us changes.
The supports we’re offering this year – lunches in schools and grocery gift cards for students who are at home – we expect to have available throughout the 2020/2021 school year.
Is there a limit to how many times you can help me?
No. there is no limit to how many days or times your family can access lunches in schools and grocery gift cards. These supports are available as many times as you need them.
Who are you?
Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) is a community-funded charity that works to ensure that all kids in our city have access to enough healthy food each day. This includes prepared food that is provided directly to kids who are attending in-person school, and support to purchase groceries for families whose kids are learning at home this semester or who are temporarily self-isolating.
Where does all this food and money come from?
BB4CK is a community-funded charity. That means that all of the money we spend comes from people and companies in our city – fellow Calgarians who care about you and your family and want to help make sure you have enough food.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
School may look different, but the nutritional needs of your kids haven’t changed. Please check out our resources page.
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