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Calgary Food Bank May Events & Food Drives

Apr 30 2013 12:00AM

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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 -- The need is never down so the Calgary Food Bank is tremendously grateful for the following events that will keep the shelves stocked for Calgarians in need.

May

National Celiac Awareness Month.

Did you know we have a gluten free wish list for our Celiac hamper needs?

http://www.calgaryfoodbank.com/sites/default/files/GlutenFreeWishList.pdf

May 1-15

Empty Bowl Benefit

13th Annual Food Bank event raising funds and awareness for the JP Morgan Foodlink program.

www.calgaryfoodbankauction.com

May 1-12

Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive

A staggering 1 in 5 Canadian Mothers struggle with providing diapers for their children. Till mid-May, Alberta Health Services Clinics throughout the City will be collecting new or opened diaper packages for our baby hampers. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/barebottomsdiaperdrive

May 6-10

Hunger Awareness Week

A national initiative with the goal of raising awareness of the solvable problem of hunger in Canada. See how you can make a difference at http://www.hungerawarenessweek.ca/

May 10 & 11

South Calgary Art Show & Sale

Marda Loop Community Centre (3130 16 St SW)

A collection of over 200 works of art by Canadian artists. 100% of the silent auction proceeds to the Food Bank. Call 403-229-2953 for more information.

May 11 & 12

Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive

Calgary Zoo (north entrance)

Bring a new or opened package of diapers or cash donation and receive 2 for 1 admission vouchers for your next visit. www.facebook.com/barebottomsdiaperdrive

Saturday, May 11

BILLAPULOOZA

Blind Beggar Pub (5211 MacLeod Trail SW)

What started out as a crazy birthday party has turned out to be a 10 band MEGA event in support of the Calgary Food Bank. Admission is $10 and a non-perishable food item (Cash donations also accepted in place of food) Help out and rock out! https://www.facebook.com/events/418021431626398/

Monday, May 13

Garden of Eat'n Plant Day

For 18 years, BP and Chevron retirees have gathered to grow fresh produce for the Calgary Food Bank Hampers. For more information, contact Marlene at 403-279-8045.

May 13-17

Husky Help the Hungry Week

The 5th annual food drive in partnership with EMS, CPS, Western Canada High School and Husky Energy.

Monday, May 20

FoodRide

10AM

The FoodRide cycling team arrives at the Calgary leg of their journey. Join them at the Garrison Woods Safeway to praise their fundraising and awareness efforts. www.foodride.ca

Saturday, May 25

Garage Sale Wars 2013

9 AM to 3 PM

Help fill the Urban Bus at the 14th Annual Parade of Garage Sales in the Southeast Calgary Communities of McKenzie Lake, McKenzie Towne, New Brighton, Copperfield, Cranston, Auburn Bay, and Mahogany. Or make a donation at Sobey's 1-day round-up at the till and food hampers for sale on May 25, 2013 (Cranston and McKenzie Towne locations only.) http://www.garagesalewars.ca/

Saturday, May 25

AMA Shredding event

Sir Winston Churchill High School (5220 Northland Drive NW)

10 AM to 3 PM

"If you shred it, they can't get it" Protect your personal information, shred your documents and make a difference donating to the Food Bank. Visit http://www.ama.ab.ca/community-and-ama/ama-shredding-events for more information.

Thirty years ago Calgary changed the way emergency food was provided to people in need.

Today, the Calgary Food Bank continues this spirit of collaboration by working with more than 100 local agencies to support people through difficult times.

Together, we work to nourish healthy communities and you, too, can be part of the change.

This release is transmitted courtesy of Marketwired.



Contacts:
Calgary Food Bank
Shawna Ogston
Interim Media Relations
403.519.2125 or 403.870.2009





Source: Marketwire


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