November 16, 2017
“The Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids program is much appreciated at our school! We are very grateful to be part of this service. The children cannot focus when they are hungry; this program is invaluable to our students that are impacted.
A few students at our school really rely on the lunches and snacks. One particular student is very shy and embarrassed to not have a lunch every day. Thanks to your lunches, he has a nutritious lunch and snack each day and can focus on school learning and activities. There are also parents that have expressed how much they appreciate it.
Overall, it is a very wonderful program that we very, very much appreciate. Thank you from all of us that see the impact you are making for our students and other schools around our city.”
October 29, 2017
Our incredible kitchen volunteers made these fantastic Jack-O’-Lantern rice krispie treats for Halloween!
To try them for yourself, use your favourite rice krispie treat recipe and add red and yellow liquid food dye to the mix to create a great orange colour for your pumpkins. Roll your rice krispie treats into balls and use mini raisins or chocolate chips to make your Jack-O’-Lantern’s face, add celery for the pumpkin stem and you have some delicious pumpkin treats!
October 12, 2017
Calgary, you are taking action to help ensure that all children in our city are fed and cared for and we are grateful.
3,800 kids are currently impacted each school day by the BB4CK Community.
Last fall, we started the school year impacting 3,200 kids each school day and over the last year, the number of children requiring lunches and supplemental items has increased by nearly 20%. Over the last two years, the number of kids BB4CK impacts has increased by over 50%.
We are able to meet this growing need thanks to our incredible community. As the number of children in need has increased, our city has taken action to help ensure there are no hungry kids in Calgary. Volunteers share their time at our downtown kitchen and in community kitchen across the city, making lunches. Community kitchens care for 58% of the approx. 200 schools we currently care for.
Volunteers deliver lunches with their own vehicles and Calgarians raise funds, snacks/supplies, and awareness through events, fundraisers, celebrations, and more.
September 29, 2017
Our amazing volunteers made these delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies for this week’s lunches! What a hit!
To try them out yourself you will need:
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¾ cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1½ cup quick oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a mixing bowl add butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, and vanilla and stir together. Add flour and baking soda and mix. Add oats and stir until well combined. Add in chocolate chips and mix again!
3. Scoop into 1″ balls and place on greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookie edges start to turn a light golden brown.
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