CBC Calgary Food Bank Drive

CBC Calgary will be partnering again this year with the Calgary Food Bank to raise funds and food donations for hungry Calgarians. Join us in December as we work to fill every plate in Calgary this season. We hope to once again reach our fundraising goal of $1 million.

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CBC Calgary staff and their families volunteer at the Calgary Food Bank on Dec. 1, 2018.

​Get Social: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest Food Bank Drive news and numbers. Don't forget to use #cbcfeedsyyc so we can follow your fundraising efforts.


Our Goal: $1,000,000 Currently: $310,307.21

Event Schedule

Dec. 14: CBC Jam for the Food Bank

Dec. 14: CBC Jam for the Food Bank

3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at The Ironwood

Join The Homestretch for a live broadcast with great local live music. The Kinjo Brothers will be jamming as our house band. Musical guests include some solo artists such as Metis singer-songwriter Troy Kokol, opera-turned-blues-singer Jessica Knights and theatre gal who can do all things to do with sound, Allison Lynch. And of course we can't forget our hosts: CBC's own Doug Dirks and Jenny Howe.

Ironwood Stage & Grill, 1229 - 9 Ave SE

Dec. 18: One Gray Knight Coffee

Dec. 18: One Gray Knight Coffee

6 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Peloton Computer Enterprises (while quantities last)

Angela Knight will be live on The Calgary Eyeopener from the lobby of Peloton Computer Enterprises, an active member of YYC Tech Gives. Come and have a cup of coffee with us and buy your own One Gray Knight gift set. Supplies are limited so come early!

Peloton Computer Enterprises, 1000 - 7 Ave SW

Dec. 20: Blitz Day

Dec. 20: Blitz Day

6 a.m. - 6 p.m. at CBC Calgary

We start early with a live broadcast of The Eyeopener and One Gray Knight coffee sales in the lobby.
The action continues in the afternoon with a live broadcast of Alberta@Noon and The Homestretch.
Can't make it in? Follow the action on social media: #CBCfeedsYYC.

CBC Calgary, 1000 Veteran’s Place NW

Dec. 22: Tim Tamashiro Concert

Dec. 22: Tim Tamashiro Concert

2 p.m. - 6 p.m. at The Last Straw Ale House

Tim Tamashiro loves Christmas and he loves to sing! Join us for what has become one of our favourite holiday traditions. The afternoon will feature a variety of musical elves and even a visit from Santa! Reservations recommended.

The Last Straw Ale House, 1010 - 11300 Tuscany Blvd. NW

Dec. 22 & 23: Heebee Jeebees Christmas Concert

7:00 p.m. at the Bella Concert Hall

An annual Christmas tradition that is not so traditional, The Heebee Jeebees present their 25th annual Christmas show.

Bella Concert Hall, 18 Mt Royal Circle SW

Dec. 24: Lobby Blowout

Dec. 24: Lobby Blowout

7 - 8:30 a.m. at CBC Calgary

Join Angela Knight in the CBC lobby as she empties out her Christmas stocking. You never know what goodies you might find!

Past Events

Dec. 1 - 3: Knox United Carol Festival

Dec. 1 - 3: Knox United Carol Festival

7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Knox United Church

Listen the joyous sounds of choirs and carolers alike at the annual Knox United Carol Festival. Taking place over three musical evenings, you can be sure to take a listen. Non-perishable food and monetary donations will be accepted onsite.

Knox United Church, 506 - 4 Street SW

Dec. 12: Old School Bakesale

Dec. 12: Old School Bakesale

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Suncor Energy Centre Lobby

Skip the holiday baking and treat yourself with treats from dozens of local bakeries around the city! All proceeds from the sale go directly to the Calgary Food Bank. Line up early... available only as long as supplies last.'

Suncor Energy Centre, 150 - 6 Avenue SW

Dec. 7: Campaign Launch / Eyeopener Remote Broadcast

Dec. 7: Campaign Launch / Eyeopener Remote Broadcast

6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at the Fratello Roastery & Cafe

Join David Gray, Angela Knight and the whole Eyeopener crew to kick off the CBC Calgary Food Bank Drive, as well as the launch of this year's One Gray Knight coffee sales. Supplies are limited so you will want to come early!

Fratello Roastery & Cafe, 4021 - 9 Street SE

Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8: Santa at the Market

Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8: Santa at the Market

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Calgary Farmers' Market

Get a photo with Santa while also supporting your community. Donations will be accepted in exchange for getting your picture taken with Santa. Santa’s stage will be set up in the Calgary Farmers’ Market food court. This year Santa brought his reindeer from the North Pole so you can meet them too from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Calgary Farmers' Market, 510 - 77 Ave SE

Dec. 8: CP Holiday Train

Dec. 8: CP Holiday Train

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Anderson C-Train Station

The Holiday Train with its spectacular display of festive lights makes its annual stop in Calgary on Dec. 9. Bring the whole family and enjoy a free live concert featuring Terri Clark, Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott.

Anderson C-Train Station, 11425 Anderson Station Way SW

Dec. 12: One Gray Knight Coffee

Dec. 12: One Gray Knight Coffee

5:00 p.m. at Analog Coffee, Southcentre Mall

Come and meet Angela Knight of The Calgary Eyeopener and finish up your last minure Christmas shopping!
Gift sets include a bag of special roasted Fratello coffee beans and a limited edition CBC Calgary mug. Sets are $20. All proceeds go directly to the Calgary Food Bank.

Analog Coffee, Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Road SE

Dec. 14: Amble with Angus

Dec. 14: Amble with Angus

7:00 a.m. at The Arches at Eau Claire Market

This year is the 17th instalment of the 5k fun run to benefit the Calgary Food Bank. Register for the race with a minimum $20 donation to the Calgary Food Bank at amblewithangus.com.

The Arches at Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW

Dec. 14: Puppy Paw-looza

Dec. 14: Puppy Paw-looza

7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at Arcurve Inc.

You can't miss Puppy Paw-looza, our partnership with the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) where puppies are brought in for snuggles in exchange for donations to the Calgary Food Bank. Historically held in the CBC lobby, this year the event will take place at Arcurve, one of the founding partners of YYC Tech Gives.

Arcurve Inc., 902 - 11 Ave SW

Auctions

Auction items generously donated. All auction proceeds go directly to the Calgary Food Bank.

Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Experience for four

Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Experience for four

Tune in to the Homestretch Dec. 17

This package is for four (4) people on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 and includes:
Admission to Stampede Park, valid for entry anytime the day you attend
Reserved seating for the GMC Rangeland Derby and Bell Grandstand Show
VIP Passes for an exclusive experience in the back barn area – pit row for competing drivers and their equine athletes
Dinner and pre-race activities at the Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Committee’s “Bar 8O Tent”
A behind-the-scenes barn tour

Breakfast with Brett & Brookman

Breakfast with Brett & Brookman

Tune in to The Eyeopener on Dec. 19 to bid

A rare opportunity for you and a guest to enjoy breakfast with George Brookman and Brett Wilson at Brett's office. AND you get to ask them anything you like.

Master Malt Whisky Tasting

Master Malt Whisky Tasting

Tune in to The Homestretch on Dec. 19 to bid

Master Malt Whisky Tasting for 20 at Kensington Wine Market including a whisky advent calendar and a pair of crystal glasses for the bidder.

Past Auctions

Julie Van Rosendaal Cookie Class

Julie Van Rosendaal Cookie Class

Tune in to The Eyeopener on Dec. 4 to bid

Julie Van Rosendaal will be offering two cookie classes on Dec. 9 one for adults and one for kids.

Artwork by Calgary-based Western Canadian Artist Colin Bell

Artwork by Calgary-based Western Canadian Artist Colin Bell

Tune in to the Homestretch Dec. 10 to bid

Sweepers at Iron Creek Falls. Oil. 24 x 26. framed.

Yoho Valley Vista. Acrylic. 36 x 48. unframed.

Ang & Jules' big night out.

Ang & Jules' big night out.

Tune in to The Eyeopener on Dec. 13 to bid

Join Eyeopener's Angela Knight and food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal on a local restaurant crawl from Dandy to Gorilla Whale to Deane House.

Our partners

A big thank you to our community partners, who are working to fill every plate in Calgary this season.

Calgary Food Bank

Established in 1982, the Calgary Food Bank is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to gathering and distributing quality emergency food to those in need. The Calgary Food Bank hands out 262 emergency hampers every day, as well as provides resources to other food banks and agencies in Alberta.

Fratello Coffee Roasters

Fratello Coffee Roasters works directly with farmers around the world to produce coffee that is not only delicious, but also ethically sourced. Fratello has generously donated over 1,000 bags of One Gray Knight specially roasted coffee so that all of the money collected can go directly to the Calgary Food Bank.

YYC Tech Gives

Calgary Tech companies coming together to support the local community. Since 2010, YYCTech Gives has donated over $880,000 translating to $4.4 million worth of food in the hands of Calgarians in need.

They chose to support The Calgary Food Bank because it is a local organization that provides a big uplift to their clients. In the past year, the Calgary Food Bank has donated 9,139,114 lbs of food, which is 9,786 meals Every Day for those in need.

Brookfield Properties

Brookfield owns, manages and develops office properties in Calgary and around the world. Brookfield has kindly donated the space for our downtown donation desks, as well as space for several of the CBC Calgary Food Bank Drive events during the campaign.

Cambrian Centre

Cambrian Centre

Donation Locations

You can donate online anytime or in person at the following locations:

CBC Calgary

CBC Calgary

1000 Veteran’s Place NW

Dec. 7 - 23, weekdays: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 7 - 23, weekends: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dec. 24, 7:00 a.m. to noon

Suncor Energy Centre

Suncor Energy Centre

150 - 6 Avenue SW

Dec. 3 - 7, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 10 - 14, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fifth Avenue Place

Fifth Avenue Place

420 - 2 Street SW

Dec. 10, 11, 17, 18 and 19 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.