September 9, 2016
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:
July 11, 2016
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.
After 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!”
Wayman 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
The 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!
June 27, 2016
In January, three grade two classes and one grade three class at Panorama Hills School embarked on an entrepreneurial adventure! The students worked with their mentor Ray Crowder, from the Bank of Montreal, to create a project with proceeds benefiting a charity.
The students learned about different charities and voted to choose BB4CK as their charity of choice. The students created a cookbook, and collected 250 family recipes from the many different cultures that make up their school community. The students worked with some Diefenbaker High School art students to create the cover page and divider pages of the cookbook. An awesome commercial (complete with bloopers!) was created to help promote the cookbook and the cookbooks were pre-sold for $20 each.
At the Entrepreneurial Adventure Showcase event, the students showcased their project and won a Calgary Innovation Award from BMO Financial Group. Cookbooks were picked up at the school’s Multicultural Night and students and their families had the opportunity to learn more about the project and the BB4CK community.
The project wrapped up at the school’s Cooperation Assembly, where the students presented BB4CK with a $1,551 donation to help provide lunches for Calgary kids. We are so grateful for the support of the Panorama Hills School Community – thank you so much taking action with such an impactful project to help ensure there are no hungry children in our city!
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