October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from the BB4CK Team!

Happy Haloween 2013

Happy Halloween from the BB4CK team! Thank you for your skills, passions and hard work to make a difference in so many kids lives! Feeding kids that would otherwise go without is world work and we appreciate all you do!

October 28, 2013

Poppy Time

It’s poppy time again and this year it is more important than ever to support our Veteran’s food banks.

The impact of the 2013 floods is still being felt throughout the city. We here at BB4CK have noticed an increase in schools accessing our program and are therefore, feeding many more kids. In September alone 8 schools were added and we began feeding 100 new kids.

It isn’t just BB4CK noticing the impact. It isn’t just Calgary’s kids struggling to access the food they need.The Calgary Veteran’s food bank is running dangerously low. Their shelves were depleted during the floods due to their own support of those in need and many Calgarians choosing to donate elsewhere during the crisis.

Many Veteran’s rely on these foodbanks to ensure they have the food in their homes for their families.

Calgarians have shown their incredible resiliency and desire to come together as a community this Summer. Here is another opportunity to show this wonderful city spirit .Let’s help stock these shelves with much needed food! When you see those poppy stands please donate what you can. Every little bit makes a difference and can provide some much needed food to those who have worked so hard to keep Canadians safe.

CTV coverage of the Veteran’s food bank

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Melissa Cooney-Burk

Executive Connector, BB4CK

October 16, 2013

Mayor Nenshi Visits the BB4CK Office


Here is part of the BB4CK team. (from left to right) Melissa, Alex, Wendy, Naheed Nenshi, and Tanya.

What a great event to have the new face of our offices officially opened by Mayor Nenshi! We  are proud to be part of the Old Y/ Community Wise community!

Thank you MayorNenshi for your wise words that,” true impact in our city happens in spite of non-profits!”  We believe its the community that will make the difference by building capacity and simply caring for each other.

October 3, 2013

Beyond the Classroom

Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids is known for the healthy lunches that we make and deliver to Calgary schools.  But did you know that we also run other programs that are helping to create long lasting social change?

Our Food Access Van (FAV) is one such program.  It began as a pilot project in the summer of 2012 where we would take fresh fruits and veggies out to the community and sell them on a pay-what-you-can basis. The program drew inspiration from the Panera Cares Community Café.  If you don’t know about Panera Community Café I urge you to read more here:

We are now entering into our second year of FAV and want to shift the concept from something that we run ourselves to a portable program that we can help support in the community.  If you are interested in getting together a group of like-minded volunteers to run Food Access at your school, community centre, or place of worship then we would love to hear from you.  Contact to find out more.

Together we can help tackle food insecurity in Calgary and make it our problem!


Alexandra Weaver


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