Early Christmas present for Calgary food bank clients

The Kelowna Community Food Bank has contributed 9,840 lbs. of produce to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society.

Christmas has come early for the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society thanks to a contribution of 9,840 lbs. of produce from the Kelowna Community Food Bank.

For thousands of people in Calgary putting food on the table is a struggle, said Julie Brewster, development coordinator of organizational giving for the Inter-Faith Food Bank in the Alberta city.

“Last year, 146,947 Calgarians came to the food bank to receive emergency food hampers,” said Brewster in a letter of thanks to the Kelowna Food Bank, noting 42 per cent of those recipieints were children.

“Thanks to your support, children in our city will have the opportunity to go to school, play and learn because they have eaten a proper breakfast,” Brewster said.

“Their parents can go to work with energy and hope, and without the stress of wondering what they will put on the table at dinner time. All around our city, there are individuals and families who will have a better, healthier and more fulfilling thanks to the (food bank) donation.”

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