This year the need is greater than ever. The Calgary Food Bank expects a dramatic increase in the number of clients in the coming months as Calgarians move back into their homes and complete the clean up. The bills will start to come in and many people will turn to the Calgary Food Bank for Emergency Food Hampers.
Help support the Calgary Food Bank through the Herringer Kiss Gallery’s Annual Art for Food Group Show and Sale. For the duration of the exhibition, the Herringer Kiss Gallery will donate funds to the Calgary Food Bank towards the purchase of Emergency Food Hampers for needy families. For every $1,000 of art sold, a family of four will be supplied with the required food necessities for one entire week.
This year, for every $5 cash donation you will be entered into a draw to win a piece of art by a Herringer Kiss Gallery Artist. Look back to announcements about the artist and the piece of art to be won!
Some Calgary Food Bank Stats as displayed in the Gallery:
– 43% of Food Bank client are children.
– 35% of families needing Emergency Food Hampers had at least 1 person employed.
– Last year 19,110 litres of milk was distributed to children and youth.
– During the Alberta Floods, the Calgary Food Bank provided food and water to communities in Calgary, Bragg Creek, Siksika, Morley and High River.