February 27, 2018
Labbe-Leech Interiors has been helping to feed and care for #YYC kids since 2009! We are grateful for their contributions of time, talent, and funds to help feed and care for kids in our city.
February 6, 2018
Calgary, your actions make it possible to feed and care for 4,200 kids each school day, who would otherwise go without a healthy lunch.
Need in our city for healthy lunches and supplemental lunch items at school continues to grow, and your contributions of time, talent, and funds help ensure there are no hungry kids in our city.
The BB4CK community is impacting 1,000 more children each school day than we were in January 2017. Over the last two years, the number of children requiring lunches and supplemental items has increased by 45%.
These children have the food they need because of YOU – our incredible community. You take action to help ensure no child in our city goes hungry at lunchtime and we are grateful and inspired by your continued support.
Volunteers create lunches in our downtown kitchen and in community kitchens across the city; 57% of the 215 schools we care for are supported by volunteers making lunches in their own community, and last year, you contributed nearly $1.3 million to make all this possible.
January 26, 2018
Calgary Flames forward Sam Bennett, in partnership with Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids and the Calgary Flames Foundation, has launched a wonderful new initiative to help ensure every Calgary child has a lunch at school.
This past November, Bennett aligned with BB4CK as an official ambassador and with the Calgary Flames Foundation, donated $70,000 to help feed and care for kids in our city!
Through March 31st, Bennett is on a mission with his #SamFeedsKids campaign to raise awareness and funds for 25,000 lunches for kids in our city. Calgarians can donate to Sam’s campaign by visiting calgaryflames.com/samfeedskids and have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win various Flames prizes. The first raffle is for the chance to win 2 tickets to the April 7, 2018 Flames game and a Meet & Greet with Sam Bennett. Additional chances to win will also be available on social media by using the hashtag #SamFeedsKids.
On the #SamFeedsKids launch day, Bennett joined us in the kitchen with some young hockey players to prepare lunches and talk about the 25,000 lunch goal. Check out the CTV story here and Bennett talking about the campaign on Fan 960 here.
December 28, 2017
“Our school’s BB4CK program supports a 10-year-old boy named Aiden*, who I have had the pleasure of working with for the last 4 years. Being a School Administrator I have a little more of an inside scoop to the families who really need and benefit from the lunches we get from Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids.
Aiden struggles a little, especially because I know there are struggles with food at home, and every day he comes for a morning snack, afternoon snack, and gets lunches from the school. It is amazing to see how much more he can focus when he is not hungry and how much his behaviour and attitude changes once he enjoys a snack and/or a sandwich from the lunchroom.
Aiden’s favourite sandwich is turkey, but he will switch it up to ham or pea butter and jam here and there. Aiden also really enjoys the different fruits and vegetables he gets to snack on as well, and the odd treat! Aiden said his favourite thing about Brown Bagging is that the lunches help him stay full which helps him focus, but at the same time they are healthy and make him feel good overall.
We are so grateful to have Brown Bagging lunches at the school because Aiden is not the only one that feels this way. Our students benefit greatly from these lunches and I can tell the families are also thankful their children are fed and have a healthy lunch when they may not be able to.”
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