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Are you in need of help?

What does hunger look like?
Do you have hungry kids in  your school?

1 in 10 households in Alberta experience food insecurity – inadequate or insecure access to food. The problem is growing, and reasearch shows that food insecurity in children is strongly linked to mental health problems and behavioural issues. 
Currently, BB4CK is feeding kids in over 2/3rds of Calgary’s schools, and already 2% of Calgary’s kids. In some schools we are feeding just one child, in other schools, we are feeding every student. But we have never turned away a hungry kid or a school asking for support. 
How we can help
Reach out – we’re here to help

BB4CK is here to help. Our programs are anonymous, and require no means testing or signing of forms. We work with each and every school to figure out the best way to meet their needs and we would love to do the same for you. Reach out to us today and let’s start talking about how we can help
Kitchen Delivery

Schools who receive prepared lunches from BB4CK get deliveries of food during school days. Lunches are created by volunteers in BB4CK kitchens all over the city, and are delivered by volunteer drivers to schools. Kitchen delivery schools manage their program through BB4CK’s online portal and may receive lunches every day of the week or receive combined support by the kitchen and a neighborhood community group. Kitchen delivery is available only for schools within the delivery zone. Please contact us for more information about this.

 Funded Schools

BB4CK funding for grocery shopping can be provided directly to schools in the form of grocery gift cards. Lunches are then made within the school by a group of student, staff or community volunteers. Some schools engage their culinary arts, paced learning, or leadership/volunteer club students in lunch creation. BB4CK staff can support you in menu planning and food preparation logistics. Creating a monthly budget helps groups manage their funds and forecast future funding needs. Please contact us to sign your school up for this.

Grocery gift cards for families who are self-isolating 

If you know that a student is or will be self-isolating at home, and know that they would benefit from food support, please provide them with a one-time, short-term grocery gift card. This is meant only to serve as an interim measure until the student is back to school and can receive supports as they previously did. Alternatively, if you will not see the student in-person, you can direct the family or caregiver to bb4ck.org/help and there they will find a request form.   

Families can request cards directly at bb4ck.org/help    

Grocery gift cards for families as a compassionate support 

Whether your school is able to offer food supports during the day or not, sometimes you may know of a family who just needs a little boost financially. In these circumstances, a grocery gift card can be given just as a piece of support, offering the family a small boost that may help them purchase food. This is designed as a one-time only support, rather than an on-going support, and our hope is that this may help fill a gap as family’s get connected to other long-term supports.  

School staff are invited to contact us for details and availability for this support.

We would love to come and help educate your community about what we do. Contact Us to request a presentation for a class, a parent or school committee or a school assembly

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