WE MUST ACT QUICKLY TO SUPPORT CALGARY'S KIDS
For kids who count on a breakfast or lunch program at school, summer break can be their hardest and hungriest time of the year. Now that classes have ended months ahead of schedule, their struggle with hunger just got longer and harder. Even short-term hunger can have long-lasting effects on a child’s developing mind and body, so it’s important that we act quickly. View our COVID-19 update to hear a message from Sutton Garner, our co-founder, about how we're responding, and how you can help.
Kids Need Food to Bloom
Kids in Calgary go hungry during breaks from school, but they don't have to.
I Can for Kids supports thousands of children and youth impacted by hunger in Calgary every year. By working with local experts and our community, we feed the hungriest kids where they live and play.
Support Local Kids
We are locally founded, locally funded, and locally focused. Our kids-first, partner-powered model ensures every dollar donated goes further and goes where it’s needed, feeding thousands of hungry kids in our community. All kids deserve hope today and a chance for a better tomorrow.
Food starts it all for our kids, because fed kids can thrive. They learn and develop better, feel more connected to their peers and community, and are healthier now and as adults.
Sadly, thousands of Calgary’s kids still go hungry during breaks from school, because our current support system has cracks that make access to food unreliable and insufficient during the summer. Their hunger impacts their physical and mental health, limits their concentration, inhibits their learning, and makes it difficult for them to thrive in social settings.
We work to ensure our kids don't trade in their dreams for hunger today.
In 2019, with your help, we supported over 24,000 hungry children in 50 communities across the city. This year even more are at risk of going hungry and we need your help more than ever.
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Feeding Hungry Kids During the Summer Takes A Year of Working Together.
Though our story culminates each summer, feeding Calgary’s hungry kids is a story that takes all year to tell. Each September, we begin a new fund to feed kids the following summer. With demand in our city growing, for summer 2020 we need to raise even more to provide thousands of food packs to Calgary's hungry kids.