Nutrition Nuggets: Fall Festivals Around the World

October 15, 2020

Thanksgiving gives us time to reflect on things we are thankful for. This holiday is well known in North America, celebrated in October in Canada and in November for our neighbours to the South. It is a time that family comes together and celebrates with food. Our North American fare is typically a turkey with …

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September 2020 Campaign Update

October 9, 2020

Nearing the end of March 2020, months ahead of our usual program schedule, I Can for Kids launched three months of non-traditional operations to support thousands of kids who had been impacted by food insecurity as a result of early school closures and job loss due to COVID-19. Utilizing our existing network of frontline agency …

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2020 Summer Food Program University of Calgary Research Study

September 14, 2020

CALGARY – I Can for Kids Foundation has announced their participation and support of an important qualitative research study by the University of Calgary. The study is being funded by the O’Brien Institute for Public Health and their Research Program for Vulnerable Populations, as well as Nutrien, and I Can for Kids donors. About the …

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Nutrition Nuggets: New School Year, New Rules, New Foods?

September 14, 2020

  A new school year is always a busy time. School bags need packing, lunches need to be made, and we’re all trying to get back into the groove of waking up a bit earlier. This year, new rules around COVID-19 precautions and school re-entry are in place, adding even more onto our plates. With …

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July 2020 Campaign Update – Together, we’re supporting kids

July 22, 2020

Since April 8, 2020, 45 agency partners have helped us support 10,000+ hungry kids in Calgary. To date, we’ve distributed 7,400 $50 grocery gift cards with a total value of $370,000 to over 65 communities in Calgary. Every year thousands of children and youth count on I Can for Kids to support their nutritional needs …

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Nutrition Nuggets: Eating on $50 per week

May 13, 2020

Times are tough in Alberta and everyone is looking for ways to decrease spending and make our dollars go further for every service. What about for feeding our family? Some may say that’s where we should make sure we are not skimping. However, what if you had to decide between rent and food for your …

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5 tips to increase your nutrition without emptying your wallet!

April 29, 2020

  Eating healthy may seem like a daunting task because of the perception that eating healthy foods means more expensive foods. This isn’t always the case! Here are some of the easiest ways to eat healthy on a budget. 1. Plan, plan, plan and stick to the plan! Make time to plan your meals using …

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I Can for Kids announces early start to its summer food program for Calgary kids in need

April 27, 2020

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALGARY, April 27, 2020 – As it enters its sixth year of operation, I Can for Kids announced that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, they have started their program of supporting hungry children and youth during the summer months ahead of schedule. Traditionally, the I Can for Kids’ program began …

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Nutrition Nuggets: How has COVID-19 affected your eating habits?

April 15, 2020

      How has COVID-19 affected your eating habits? The last couple of months have been very uncertain times for many families. In these uncertain times, you may have noticed your patterns of eating have changed. Whether it’s eating more, eating different or eating less, let’s explore each of these a little further. You …

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Someone amazing just joined our board!

March 25, 2020

Someone amazing just joined our board! On behalf of the I Can for Kids family, we are excited to announce Shawn Howard has joined our Board of Directors in the role of Board Chair, effective immediately. “Serving as the chief volunteer and cheerleader of I Can for Kids, the Board Chair plays a critical leadership role …

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