Meet Rose and Barb, two of our amazing volunteer drivers who deliver lunches to hungry kids across the city!
“My name is Rose and I am a delivery driver for Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids. I have been volunteering with BB4CK for about 6 years now. I started because my sister [Cathy] works there, and I would come to the kitchen with her and help out wherever there was a need to make sure no kids go hungry. I really enjoyed it and realized that helping others was something I liked to do. I pick up lunches from a community kitchen group that feeds 6 schools in our neighborhood. I started delivery driving over 2 years ago and the best part is meeting the school staff, stopping to chat and hearing how these lunches are so appreciated and impact kids in need. I look forward to delivering as it always brings a smile to my face and I am very thankful that I am able to do this to help someone in need, at this point in my life.”
“I drive lunches to schools Thursday mornings along with my assistants Pat, my husband, and my best [furry] friends Cooper and Finn. By chance, I saw info about BB4CK on TV and thought it might be a perfect volunteer job for me-and it definitely is! This is our third year with Brown Bagging. Time flies. As a retired teacher I understand how important nutrition is for a child’s ability to learn. Being hungry should never be an obstacle in any child’s learning. My favourite part of delivering lunches is walking into schools and feeling the energy within. Quick encounters with students and staff remind me that schools are busy, vibrant, and focused on the education of our children.” – Barb