Here are some of the groups we have partnered with in and around the City of Calgary.
In 2016, we were proud to partner with Calgary Transit and local radio station XL 103 to host one of the largest single day food drives in Calgary. The 23rd annual “Stuff A Bus” event took place at all 24 of our food stores and we collected $186,000 worth of food and cash donations. This annual event raises not only food donations and money for the Food Bank, but also awareness around the kinds of products needed on a weekly basis.
Meals on Wheels has been active in the Calgary area since 1964, providing nutritious and affordable meal services and programs to the people of Calgary. Meals on Wheels delivers “more than a meal” to their clients in many special ways throughout the year, and we were proud to be partnered with such a great cause through our “Time for Turkeys” event.
Serving Albertans with disabilities and special needs since 1951, Alberta Easter Seals funds disability solutions in a number of ways. Our Home Health Care division was proud to partner with Alberta Easter Seals on an exciting new initiative that has made an immeasurable difference in the life of one Calgarian.
The YWCA Parent Link Corridor is a three-way partnership among the YWCA of Calgary, CUPS Health Education and Housing and Calgary Family Services. Calgary families are offered free community-based programs and services, and we were proud to help sponsor such an incredible event.
Calgary Co-op is proud to partner with Project Warmth. In the past this event has collected approximately 3,000 items of winter clothing for the homeless and their families. Blankets, gloves, sleeping bags, scarves and parkas were gathered at all of our food stores, and then Project Warmth then cleaned and distributed all those items to those in need through some very worthy local charities.
The Mustard Seed has been meeting the needs of Calgary’s most vulnerable since 1974. Providing shelter, food, clothing and acceptance for men and women experiencing poverty, the Mustard Seed also helps to find sustainable housing and employment and is a well-known community advocate in Calgary. We were proud to partner with the Mustard Seed to help collect turkeys and hams to put in Christmas food hampers for individuals and families in need.
Corey is a big man with an even bigger heart and a strong supporter of community engagement. Through his efforts, he helped collect turkeys and hams for his Annual Turkey Drive, and dropped them off at the Airdrie Food Bank, CUPS and Enviros.
Kids should have the opportunity to experience the joys of summer camp. This program provides funding to send children to summer camp and ensures that healthy lunches are provided for all the kids.