What We Do
Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) has one goal: no hungry kids in Calgary. We strive toward this goal each day by providing 3,800 healthy lunches directly to kids, and by empowering communities to create lasting social change. There are hungry kids in our city and there is a caring community of Calgarians who are working together to help feed them.
BB4CK works for kids like Bianca, who came to Canada in the middle of her grade 8 year. While Bianca’s family was working to settle down in the city and meet so many basic needs, Bianca received lunches at her school made by BB4CK volunteers. Volunteers gave a few hours of their time and donors provided financial support that allowed healthy food to be purchased – the community joined together to make a difference.
The individual actions that brought a healthy lunch to a hungry 14-year-old have created lasting impact for Bianca, now a university student who volunteers to make lunches each week — and that action and impact are what BB4CK is all about. “Awareness is such a big factor, but you have to act on it as well. It’s not just making sandwiches, it’s making Calgary a better place,” Bianca says.
BB4CK works for Bianca and kids like her, making our community better via the seemingly simple act of lunch.
Our Vision: Communities that make sure all kids are fed.
Our Mission: Connect and inspire people to take meaningful action to feed and care for kids.