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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!

January 11, 2017

Why.yyc Volunteer Spotlight

As featured on @why.yyc:

why.yyc“Growing up, I was one of four siblings and my mother was very, very ill, so my brother, who was 6 years older than me, had the responsibility to feed us. While he wasn’t always the most capable of cooks, he did a pretty good job and in a way that translated to me what the importance of a nutritious meal is for children.

There are a lot of opportunities to volunteer in Calgary, but for me volunteering at Brown Bagging 4 Calgary’s Kids has allowed me to make the greatest impact on the most vulnerable part of our society: our children. Brown Bagging believes that “no child should be left hungry” and I like that they don’t ask the kids “why” they are hungry they just feed them and meet their needs. Imagine if a kid wasn’t going to go to school one day but they decide to go because they look forward to their lunch.

I have to say that when I leave my shift, I get a feeling of elation. I think the reason I have that feeling is because I feel like I am a small part of a very committed group of people who make a significant change, and that feels great. I’m proud that I’m able to still contribute to society. Before I retired I was an accountant, and we always reported after the fact and I didn’t always feel like I was having the most positive effect on this world but Brown Bagging gives me that feeling.” – Karen

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4200

Kids Impacted Daily

625

People Volunteering Weekly

1500

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