COVID-19 Grocery Gift Card Drive
As you know, I Can for Kids takes food directly to kids - wherever they are in our city. Usually, we distribute food packs through our agency partners. With the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve had to adapt so we can provide immediate and meaningful solutions to support children and families that are affected today and through the summer. With your support and that of our agency partners, we are now distributing $50 grocery gift cards to thousands of children and families facing immediate food insecurity.
We have already delivered over $180,000 in immediate aid and will continue our efforts for as long as this crisis lasts. If you can give, please do. 100% of your donations during the crisis will be used for this program, and every dollar will make a difference to hungry children in Calgary today and in the weeks and months ahead. A $50 donation gives a grocery gift card to a family in need.
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.
Our 2020 Sponsors
Feeding Hungry Kids 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 higher than ever and growing, in summer 2020 we need to raise even more to provide kids in our communities food to bloom.