April 29, 2014

8 simple ways you can help right now

Helping to feed hungry kids is something everyone can do. Here’s how you can be part of the solution.

1. Help us achieve our goal: “No hungry kids in Calgary.” Start the conversation today by asking the principal(s) of your local school(s) if they are aware of BB4CK and if they see a need.

2. Partner with BB4CK and help us toward sustainability. We want to ensure we are able to feed all hungry kids. Each dollar provides one healthy lunch for one child.

3. Advocate for your company or group to be a part of feeding Calgary’s kids. Volunteer together in our kitchen or sponsor a week of lunches.

4. Ask your kids if they know anyone who doesn’t have enough to eat. Help them connect their school with BB4CK. Join us in feeding that child and other hungry kids.

5. Learn about the businesses and organizations that support BB4CK. Thank them for helping to feed hungry kids. Let their actions inspire your own ideas to help.

6. Be a part of the direct act of feeding kids. Volunteer as a driver to deliver lunches to schools.

7. Join our BB4CK family by liking Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

8. Forward the BB4CK Food For Thought newsletter to your network of friends.

April 14, 2014

Well-fed kids…

 …tend to be sick less often:

• Fewer Hospitalizations: Food-insecure kids are 31% more likely to have been hospitalized since birth than children growing up in food-secure households. [Child Food Insecurity: The Economic Impact on Our Nation]

• Fewer Headaches, Stomachaches: Kids who don’t get enough to eat are “significantly more likely to have poorer health status and to experience more frequent stomachaches and headaches than food-sufficient children.” [National Institutes of Health (NIH)]

• Fewer Colds: Preschool children without enough to eat tend to have more frequent colds. [National Institutes of Health (NIH)]

April 4, 2014

Shared Vision – No Hungry Kids

The numbers don’t lie!  Feeding Hungry Kids can change lives!  check out the link below:

December 20, 2013

Wishing you Happy Holidays

While the holiday season can be a very happy or special one, for many, it can also be a stressful occasion.  For this week’s blog, we would like to share an inspirational story of one business who turned a negative incident into a series of positive events for the people they serve.

Two weeks ago, a number of small businesses in Lexington KY were robbed.  One of those stores, A Cup of Common Wealth Coffee Shop, decided to take a positive approach to the event:  they put up a Christmas tree where locals can pick up and drop off a gift, they are offering a free coffee to all visitors who shop at the affected stores and they have created a very special coffee donation wall:

On behalf of the Brown Bagging team, we wish you all a wonderful holiday season,



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