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!!
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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,
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.