10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – Saturday, May 28th

The countdown has begun to celebrate our City’s continuing and amazing support of our Food Bank for the past 10 years!

This will be an action packed, fun filled day at Eric’s No Frills parking lot from 10 am to 3 pm with continuing live entertainment; raffles and auctions; barbecue; mini golf; face painting and many other activities including a food drive to help us get through the summer months – looks like a carnival!

Thank you for your continuing commitment to the Food Bank and we look forward to celebrating with you this weekend!!

10th Anniversary Event Poster

May Volunteer Orientation

We will be holding a volunteer orientation and appreciation on Tuesday, May 17th from 6:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m. at the Chestermere Food Bank.  If you are interested in finding out about volunteer opportunities including the community garden and the 10th Anniversary event on Saturday, May 28th, please come by.

VIDEO: Please Help The People of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada – City on Fire

In the unlikely event you have not heard about the devastating wild fire in Fort McMurray Alberta Canada, please take 3 minutes to watch this summary of the events of  May 3 to 6, 2016.

The town has been devastated in what is Canada’s largest and most expensive disaster.  This happened so quickly most of these people never had a chance to take their belongings.  Below are the raw numbers… so far:chestermere-fort-mcmurray-wild-fires-fund-raiser

  • about 2000 buildings (mostly houses) have burned to the ground
  • 100,000 people have been evacuated
  • most, if not all, remaining buildings will have smoke damage
  • more than 10,000 people will likely not be able to return for months

NOW IS THE TIME TO HELP!

Like many organizations and people, the City of Chestermere will be host to a fund raiser on Friday May 13th at the Chestermere Rec Center run by MLA Leela Sharon Aheer, Chestermere Lifepath Wellness Center, Chestermere Langdon Oilmen’s Association and Westcreek Autowash.

The Alberta Government is matching contributions to the Canadian Red Cross and so is the Canadian Federal Government.  This means if you donate $100, it will become $300.  Many other organizations are matching funds and then donating them to the Red Cross, which means you $100 donation could be doubled by (for instance) Safeway to $200, and the Province and the Feds will match making that donations turning it into $600. 

If you don’t like the Red Cross, there are MANY other places your donations can directly help people.   Please see: http://crisisreliefcentre.org/2016fortmcmurray/donate/ for a full list of vetted organizations.

Extra Services

Free Tax Returns

Contact Community Services at 403 207-7060

Free Library Cards

Ask us about vouchers for free library cards

Sports Subsidies

Go to Kidsports  at  www.kidsportcanada.ca or Canadian Tire Jump Start www.jumpstart.canadiantire.ca for more information.

Project P.A.L.

Prevent a Litter Ltd. is a non-profit charity in Alberta.  They provide spaying and neutering, to help stop the over-population and prevent the spread of disease as well as other medical expenses.

Contact them at 587 353-0509

 

Did you know about our community garden?

We are trying to get our garden started and we are looking for someone who has a rototiller. If you have a rototiller that you could lend to the food bank, we have volunteers who would love to get our garden going. Please call the food bank at 403 273-0777. Thanks.

Did you know we have a brand-new, large cooler?

We can now take perishables and are presently getting yogurt and eggs from the Calgary Food Bank. If you have egg cartons, we could use them as our eggs come in large flats, Please drop them off at the Food Bank or at the any donation bin in the city.

2016 AGM

We would like to welcome Liz Morrison and Malkeet Aheer to the Board of Directors!  We look forward to a great year with all our volunteers, suppliers and clients.

Volunteer Info Session for the 10th Anniversary on May 28th

We are holding a meeting this Saturday, April 23rd at 11:00 am at the Waiting Room Cafe for anyone specifically interested in the following roles for our upcoming Anniversary celebration:

– Set up & take down

– Signs & posters

– Service to bands, etc.

– Food & Beverage

– Cash, raffle & auctions

– Media, MC

These positions require supervising the specific area throughout the entire event & may require some time prior to the event as well. We have all the plans in place, however, we will not be able to successfully manage every area by ourselves & we truly will need the help.

The remaining volunteer opportunities for the event itself, will be made available around the end of April however you are welcome to join us for the meeting on Saturday.

 

What is Every Plate Full?

Every year thousands of Canadians face hunger. Food banks across the country are unable to keep up with the demand especially in the summer months. This year from May 1 to 31st, food banks across Canada will come together to participate in the Every Plate Full Food Drive. The goal is to fill the plates of every hungry Canadian this summer. Please go to http://support.foodbankscanada.ca/chestermere
for more information.

Attend the Chestermere-Surf-N-Turf and Support the Food Bank!

Help support the Chestermere Food Bank by attending the Chestermere-Surf-N-Turf on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Chestermere Rec Centre.

For $75.00 a person, you will enjoy steak and lobster, live music and dancing as well as a 50/50 draw and silent auction. Text 403 934-0099 or 403 689-5039 for tickets. it’s a great reason to get together with friends and neighbors and support the Food Bank!

Cocktails at 6:00 and dinner at 7:00 with prizes and dance to follow.

National Volunteer Week

This year, National Volunteer Week falls on April 10th to 16th, 2016. We are celebrating and recognizing the numerous contributions volunteers, from Chestermere and SE Rocky View, have made in their communities.

Join the City of Chestermere on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at their annual event to celebrate volunteers being the roots of strong communities. Register early as space is limited!

Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/chestermere-and-se-rocky-view-v…

Bidding War for 10th Anniversary Event!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to promote your business! …

The Chestermere Food Bank is celebrating their 10th Anniversary on Saturday, May 28th.

There will be a table bidding war, for 3 days only, commencing this Friday, April 8th, on LegUp.ca.

The minimum bid for a vendor / market table is only $25.

The tables will be awarded to the top 12 bidders.

10th Anniversary Event Poster

Chestermere Food Bank 10th Anniversary Event

Help us celebrate our 10th anniversary at No Frills on Saturday, May 28th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Eric’s No Frills.  There will be food, activities and a silent auction.  Join us later at The Landing from 5:00 to 8:00 pm to meet our volunteers.

Come join us for:

  • Live performances from Leela Aheer, Sound Waves, Toni Lynne, Shutdown Miles, and Grade 9 Jazz Band
  • Activities including mini golf, bouncy castle, face painting, kid activities,
  • BBQ from 11 am to 2 pm and cotton candy
  • Raffles & Auctions
  • Limited Vendors

Thank you Enbridge!

Read the write-up in the Calgary Sun regarding Enbridge’s generous donation of office desks, chairs, tables and safety equipment to the Chestermere Food Bank.   To read the full article, please click here.

Have you heard of Shirlee’s Treasures?

We have many dedicated volunteers here at the Food Bank and Shirlee and her husband Ken are just two of them.  Shirlee has a special area for clients which we call Shirlee’s Treasures.  It is made up of unopened and brand new things such as jewellery, clothing and personal products which clients can choose from when they pick up their hamper.  if you have anything you think would be perfect for Shirlee’s Treasurers, please drop them off at same place you would donate food at.  it is a great opportunity for you to do some regifting and clean out your closets at the same time.

How can you help?!?

If you are a member or leader of a group, organization or business in Chestermere and area and want to organize a fundraiser, food drive or promotion/special for your business please email us at:

crfb@shaw.ca

Thank you!!

Meals on Wheels

Chestermere now has Meals on Wheels!

The Chestermere Regional Food Bank will deliver nutritious and affordable meals to your door providing you with meals for up to seven days a week.  These meals are prepared by Meals on Wheels Calgary and picked up and delivered by Chestermere Food Bank volunteers.  Short term or long term, we are here to help.  All meals are heart healthy and diabetic friendly.

CHOICE: Select from the variety of meals, each consisting of an entrée, a starch and a vegetable.  A minimum of 5 meals per order is required.  Meals must be ordered on Friday for delivery the following Wednesday between 12:30 and 2:00pm.

COST: Each meal costs $5.50 and must be paid by cash or cheque at the time of delivery.

SIGN UP: To order meals for yourself or a loved one, call the Chestermere Food Bank at (403) 604-6296 or email crfb@shaw.ca.