A stable supply of healthy food is not a privilege that all Albertans can afford. Dairy farmers across Alberta pride themselves on giving back to our local communities and helping those in need.
“You looked around and saw a problem- that kids are hungry and that it isn’t okay- and you took action. Thank you. Thank you to Alberta Milk for making our city and our communities great by choosing to feed and care for kids”
– Tanya Koshowski, Executive Director
Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) is a mission-focused grassroots organization that works to ensure every kid has enough nutritious food to ear. Working in partnership with families, schools, and communities, we invite and empower people to work together to feed and care for kids, so they can grow to reach their full potential.
Their vision is simple: they see a future where communities ensure no kid goes hungry. Their mission is to connect and inspire people to take meaningful action to feed and care for kids.
“Thanks to Alberta Milk’s support, e4c’s School Nutrition Program offers milk which is accessible to 10,000 students each day. The program offers nutritional supports that are tailored to the school’s community, and may include a morning meal, snack, lunch, or combination of the three. The program is universally accessible, meaning that any student is able to access the program on a daily basis, and is currently offered in 38 Edmonton schools. We know that offering nutritional meals and snacks helps prepare students for a full day of learning, reduced behaviors in the classroom, and fosters friendships with their peers.”
– e4c School Nutrition Program Team
e4c is a non-profit, charitable organization that has been working for over 50 years to help vulnerable Edmontonians, by preventing and eliminating poverty. e4c focuses on four pillars of work: Food Security, Shelter & Housing, Community & Collaboration, and Education & Skill Development, providing wrap-around supports for the individuals served.
Their mission is to change lives and grow communities.
“Milk is such a staple in our youth’s diet. Being able to provide milk to drink, for breakfast, as well as in homemade soups and sauces has been instrumental for our team and our youth, and we would not be able to provide as much as we do without Alberta Milk’s support.”
– YESS Kitchen Team
YESS is a relentlessly dedication Edmonton not-for-profit that has been serving youth from difficult realities since 1982. By providing a diverse range of services, it helps its clients overcome adverse situations, recover from traumatic experiences, and build the foundations of success.
“Calgarians have been struggling for a while. First with the crash in oil prices, and then a pandemic…it feels like a double blow. In recent months, hundreds of people have visited the Calgary Food Bank for the first time – many who never thought that they would have to, some who were regular donors up until a few months ago. Ensuring clients have fresh dairy products is an essential part of our Emergency Food Hamper program. In fact, purchasing milk is the single largest line item on our annual budget. With the support of organizations like Alberta Milk, we are able to redirect some of those funds to other programs that need support and it gives our organization and our partners greater confidence that we will be able to continue feeding our community for weeks and months to come. Thanks to you, no one in Calgary will go hungry.”
– Avaleen Streeton, Food Industry Coordinator
The Calgary Food Bank is the first line of emergency food support for families and individuals facing crisis. We rely solely on the generosity of community for their contributions of food, funds and time to ensure clients don’t have to deal with the stress of wondering where their next meal is coming from. Our partnerships both with social agencies to address the root causes of food insecurity and food industry organizations to rescue food allows us to be one small part of a bigger solution. Together, we fight hunger and its root causes because no one should go hungry.