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Busy September at the Calgary Food Bank

Aug 30 2013 12:00AM

Marketwire

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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/30/13 -- The Calgary Food Bank traditionally sees in increase in need during the Fall due to back-to-school expenses and the completion of seasonal employment. This year we anticipate a greater demand for food hampers as a result of the devastating floods only 10 weeks ago that may stress many financially.

September special events and campaigns will ensure that the Calgary Food Bank can support the needs of Calgarians to support individuals and families during these difficult times.

Thursday, September 5

Garden of Eat'n Harvest

9AM-5PM

Once again BP and Chevron retirees have come together to grow vegetables for the Calgary Food Bank. Their volunteer efforts see a bounty of 10,000-15,000 pounds of fresh produce that will go directly from the ground to clients and partner agencies.

Sunday, September 8

Fresh from the Heart Food Drive

9:30AM-5PM

Calgary Farmers Market (510-77 Ave SE)

Access to quality, nutritious food is critical to developing healthy minds and bodies. Pick up some fresh produce while shopping at the Farmer's Market for this food drive.

Thursday, September 12

30th Anniversary Garden & Time Capsule Interment

9:30-11:30AM

Calgary Food Bank (5000-11 St SE)

Join us as we commemorate 30 years of service to the Calgary community with our own time capsule placement in the newly donated anniversary garden.

To September 13

Jam the Pantry

In an effort to support those affected by the recent floods, Brookfield Homes will be accepting non-perishable donations at their show homes.

Saturday, September 14

Cliff Bungalow Picnic (2201 Cliff Street SW)

11AM-7PM

Bring a donation to this second annual free event for the whole family.

Saturday, September 15

The High River Gift of Music presents Young Musicians Extraordinaire

3PM

High River Golf and Country Club

A concert to celebrate the strong spirit and soul of the community. Non-perishable items are being collected at the door.

Saturday, September 21

City-Wide Food Drive

8AM-8PM

Volunteer families will be collecting food for this annual one-day event. Watch for information and collection bags on your doorstep starting September 17th.

Saturday, September 21

Tuscany Community Association Harvest Festival

11AM-3PM

Bring a non-perishable food item donation and enjoy the family fun at the Twelve Mile Coulee School (65 Tuscany Hills Rd NW).

This release is transmitted courtesy of Marketwired.



Contacts:
Calgary Food Bank
Shawna Ogston
Communications & Media Relations
403.640.8819 or Cell: 403.870.2009
sogston@calgaryfoodbank.com





Source: Marketwire


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