Feeding the Possibility of a Calgary Without Hunger
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/12 --
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CBC Calgary and Suncor Energy have launched their 27th annual CBC
Calgary Suncor Energy Food Bank Drive. Live this morning on CBC Radio
One's The Calgary Eyeopener, Suncor Energy kick started this year's
campaign with a $50,000 donation to help reach the goal of $1 million
for the Calgary Food Bank.
With the generous support of Calgarians over the last 26 years, the
CBC Calgary Suncor Energy Food Bank Drive has raised more than $12
million for the Calgary Food Bank. It has become one of the
organization's key fundraising campaigns.
"In many ways Calgary is considered the land of plenty; but for the
more than 136,000 clients who visited the Calgary Food Bank this past
year, clearly this is not the case," said Steve Williams, president
and CEO, Suncor. "At first glance our fundraising goal of $1 million
might seem ambitious, but it's what we need to raise to help build a
Calgary without hunger."
New this year is a limited edition t-shirt designed for the CBC
Calgary Suncor Energy Food Bank Drive by local chef, food writer and
t-shirt aficionado, Pierre Lamielle. A limited number of t-shirts
will be available during the CBC Calgary Suncor Energy Food Bank
Drive. Pierre has designed a new and funky way for Calgarians to give
to this important campaign. Pick one up at CBC Calgary or the Suncor
Energy Centre donation desk before the last one disappears!
For Calgarians looking to participate in this campaign, there are
many ways to donate:
-- Online at calgaryfoodbank.com/feedyyc or cbc.ca/calgary
-- At The CBC Broadcast Centre and the Calgary Food Bank
-- At the Suncor Energy Centre donation desk (until December 20)
-- At Petro-Canada stations in Calgary (non-perishable food only, until
-- At Fifth Avenue Place (weekday mornings until December 24)
"For nearly 30 years, the annual Food Bank Drive has been an
important part of CBC Calgary," said Alan Thorgeirson, Managing
Director, CBC Calgary. "Our radio, television and on-line platforms
allow us to connect those who can help with those who need it most.
We are proud of our affiliation with the Calgary Food Bank, our
artners and the continued efforts to create a hunger free Calgary."
"The Calgary Food Bank nurtures these relationships with individuals
and businesses - we believe we must work together if we want to
achieve a hunger-free community," said James McAra, CEO of the
Calgary Food Bank. "The multitude of events, donors, and volunteers
throughout the CBC Calgary Suncor Energy Food Bank Drive is a
demonstration of the power of collective action. Together, we are
feeding the possibility of a Calgary without hunger."
CBC Calgary Suncor Energy Food Bank Drive events will be held around
the city until December 24. Every single one of them is listed at
calgaryfoodbank.com/feedyyc. By following @CalgaryFoodBank on
Twitter, Liking our Facebook page at facebook.com/calgaryfoodbank, or
following the Twitter hashtag #cbcfeedyyc, you'll be kept
up-to-the-moment on campaign donations and events.
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