Here are some of the groups we have partnered with in and around the City of Calgary.
Last year, 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 24th annual “Stuff A Bus” event took place at all 24 of our food stores and we collected over $150,000 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.
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.
Thanks to our members, $57,000 was raised during our first annual Fuel Good Day, where 5¢ from every litre of fuel sold on September 19 was donated to local charitable organizations including Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids, Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS), the Canadian Legacy Project, Airdrie Helping Hands 4-H Multi Club, The Salvation Army in High River, the Okotoks Food Bank Association and the Strathmore Storefront School.
Nutrition by Co-op in conjunction with the YWCA provides healthy meals and snacks in the affordable childcare programs offered at Bow Valley College.
Funding dedicated to prevention and awareness programs offered through CFAN.
Providing families staying at Brenda’s House (an emergency family shelter for families experiencing homelessness) with nutritious meals three times per day, designed by a dietician.
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.