Be part of the solution
You can help end childhood hunger in our community.
Our grassroots, kid-first, partner-powered model ensures every dollar donated and every hour of time given goes further and goes where it’s needed, feeding tens of thousands in our community during breaks from school. Let's work together to end childhood hunger in our own backyard and create a healthy future for kids in our city.
There are a number of ways you can get involved:
You can make an online donation to I Can for Kids anytime. Whether you make a one-time gift or give monthly support, your donation will go directly to feeding hungry kids in Calgary.
The generosity of organizations and businesses in our community underpins our program. We offer supporters the opportunity to be a local champion and to engage their staff in a worthy cause. Ask us how your organization can make a difference.
We are volunteer driven and rely on our community to help us run our organization, spread the word about childhood hunger, and carry out our campaigns. Find out how you can help today.
Host an I Can for Kids FUNdraising event or choose us as the beneficiary of your existing event. Getting started is easy. Reach out to I Can for Kids and we can help you envision and plan the event.
Save-On-Foods Feed Kids Now Campaign
Through the impact of COVID-19, more people know firsthand the importance food security. Many in Calgary live with food insecurity every day and that number has risen drastically during the outbreak. Our kids need help more than ever. Save-On-Foods has set a $1 million fundraising goal to #feedkidsnow, and is pledging $500,000 dollars to help meet it. Donate in store at Save-On-Foods, through Save-On-Foods online, or directly to I Can for Kids to feed kids during this crisis. Thanks to our partnership with Save-On-Foods, the Breakfast Club of Canada, and you, we will be able to feed hungry kids in Calgary today.
I Can for Kids 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. 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 thousands of dollars 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.
Rotary Club of Calgary West 2020 Cherry Fundraiser
Life is a bowl of cherries! The Rotary Club of Calgary West is hosting their annual Cherry Fundraiser with proceeds supporting I Can for Kids!
These delicious tree-ripened Lapins cherries are delivered fresh from the southern Okanagan Valley. Cherries are sold in 20lb cases ($90), 10lb cases ($50), and 5lb cases ($25) – great to share amongst family, friends, neighbours or co-workers. Enjoy them fresh, or freeze them for later! Delivery will take place within the first two weeks of July – delivery is free within Calgary on orders of two or more boxes for each address.
To place your order before July 1st click the button below:
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.