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BB4CK works with Calgary schools and our community to make and deliver free healthy lunches for students who would otherwise go hungry. Through the work of community groups and volunteers, we impact almost 5,000 kids each school day and this number grows every day. Our programs currently support students in 225+ public, Catholic, and private schools and feed kids from Kindergarten to Grade twelve. Since June 2019 we have seen a 20% increase in the demand for our lunch programs.
Lunches are prepared in our main kitchen, and in various other locations throughout the city by community groups including retirees, parent groups, and local businesses.
Lunch is available to any young person who arrives at school without enough to eat. BB4CK works with school staff members to identify needs and to plan how best to make sure hungry students get the nutrition required to think clearly and learn.
The lunches provided through BB4CK are so much more than a sandwich, a bag of carrots, and a cookie. A lunch can have a powerful impact on a child’s health, education, and future. Kids who receive a BB4CK lunch improve their ability to focus and learn and have the energy to participate in physical activities. They have the confidence to make friends and to participate in their communities. When kids aren’t hungry, their self-esteem improves and they grow in all sorts of healthy and amazing ways.
On average, it costs $2.00 to make and deliver a lunch full of healthy, filling food for a hungry child in our city.
What People Are Saying
"“Since coming to this school, I feel comfortable. I feel good that my kids are provided for. I pray for the school and for those who make the lunches. They are amazing! God bless them all for feeding my children. I have no milk, no bread, but my kids have lunches!”"
— Impact at a N.W. Elementary School, Read More
"Often times I would only have one meal a day because I never had a resource to eat breakfast or lunch. But now I have the energy to get through the day and do the work in order to graduate and get my diploma. Thank you again for the amazing difference you made for all of us."
— Grade 12 Student, Read More
"Volunteer opportunities build camaraderie among employees, from vice-presidents to brand-new hires — it’s an invaluable team-building experience. "
— Judi Pagonis, Spectra Energy