I Can for Kids co-founder, Sutton Garner, has made the Calgary Herald’s Compelling Calgarians list of 2018. At 14-years-old, Sutton is the youngest Calgarian on the list.
Chatting with freelance reporter, Rita Mingo, Sutton details how I Can for Kids came to be.
In 2015, when she was just 11-years old, Sutton and her mother were watching an episode of Good Morning America where she first learned how the end of school nutrition programs during the summer break was leaving thousands of kids worried about where their next meal would come from. The story was powerful, and it made a lasting impression. Concerned about kids in her own community, Sutton did a little digging and soon discovered the same thing was true in Calgary. So, with her mom’s help, she decided to do something about it. Coming into its fourth year, I Can for Kids is seeing a larger demand for food in the summer than ever before.
Sutton also talks about being named Calgary’s Youth Philanthropist of 2017, and how she is extremely humbled by it.
You can read the rest of the article on the Calgary Herald’s page.