Community Kitchen Program of Calgary believes that we have the ability to initiate change affecting food insecurity. We believe everyone should have access to healthy, affordable and culturally appropriate food. This is a physical necessity, a human right and critical for people to fully participate in society.
In 2020 our only 5-ton truck helped us in providing food to 220,604 children, women, men, seniors, indigenous and immigrant individuals all who all needed our help. Then in the summer of 2021, during Covid our only 5-ton truck was stolen from our property and when recovered much later, was a complete write-off. So with the theft of our truck, we had to start renting a 5-ton truck to accomplish our tasks. It is very costly renting instead of our owning our own vehicle meanwhile the need for food for those in poverty is steadily growing. In 2021 we increased our assistance out to the community providing enough food to feed 265,328 people that is an increase of 44,724 more individuals over a 1-y ear period, during Covid. As the need continues to increase, we have initiated a lease to purchase for a 5-ton truck but this is very expensive At this time any assistance in helping us to further our goal of owning our own 5-ton truck would be greatly appreciated.
Our Programs – How We Do It
Good Food Box | The Good Food Box makes top-quality, fresh food available in a way that does not stigmatize people, fosters community development and promotes healthy eating at an incredible savings.
Spinz-A-Round | We rescue food collected from local merchants and suppliers that may have been discarded for reasons not related to product life or quality and we distribute it to to our participating agencies that in turn supply to families around the city.
Calgary’s Cooking | This program give people the opportunity to plan and cook and take home 14 days of meals at a low cost. These are a collection of nutritious, budget friendly meals.
Welcome Home Hampers | This program is designed to help those coming out of transitional housing and homelessness. We provide a hamper designed to last a family for one month.
Souper Stars Program | The Souper Stars Program is a series of ten 70 minute classes, 1 class per week, taught to 30 different classrooms a year. The program is designed to teach children in grades 4 to 6 how to attain a safe and healthy lifestyle.
Tummy Tamers Program | The Tummy Tamers is special summer program providing food relief for July and August complementary to serve families impacted by this challenging time it is partnered with schools, City of Calgary social workers and community support workers who refer families to us.
For more information about our important programs please go to www.ckpcalgary.ca