Community·Food Bank Drive

An action-packed week for the CBC Calgary Food Bank Drive

Cookies, puppies and live music for a good cause.

Cookies, puppies and live music for a good cause.

A full slate of festive events makes for an exciting week for our annual Calgary Food Bank fundraiser. (CBC)

The CBC Calgary Food Bank Drive is well underway! We've got a full schedule of fun events this week, so mark your calendar. 

For a complete list of events and donation locations throughout the month of December, and to see the up-to-date fundraising total, visit

Wednesday, Dec. 12: Old School Bake Sale

The beloved bake sale is back! Join us in the lobby of the Suncor Energy Centre (150 - 6 Avenue SW) this Wednesday at noon. Bakeries across Calgary have generously donated their delicious goodies, so all money collected goes straight to the Calgary Food Bank.

Participating bakeries include Yann Haute Patisserie, Decadent Brulee and Ollia Macarons. Even CBC's own Jenny Howe and Julie Van Rosendaal will bring some of their expert home baking. Supplies are limited so be sure to line up early.

Wednesday, Dec. 12: One Gray Knight Coffee Sales

Coffee at night? Angela Knight is bringing One Gray Knight coffee to Analog Coffee in Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Road SE) this Wednesday at 5 p.m. If you are not a morning person, you will want to catch this sale; this is the only time this year that One Gray Knight will be sold outside the wee hours of the morning. 

Each set includes a 3/4 pound bag of Fratello coffee and a CBC Calgary mug. Sets are $20 each with all proceeds going directly to the Calgary Food Bank. 

Thursday, Dec. 13: Ang & Jules' Big Night Out Auction

Angela Knight and Julie Van Rosendaal are hitting the town—and you're invited!

Angela and Julie are taking the lucky winner (plus three friends!) on a culinary tour of Inglewood. Start with beer and appies at Dandy, continue with mains at Gorilla Whale and finish with dessert at the Deane House

Tune in to the Calgary Eyeopener (6 to 8:37 a.m. on 99.1FM / 1010 AM) Thursday morning for your chance to bid.

Friday, Dec. 14: Puppy Paw-looza

Puppies! Do we really need to elaborate?

The Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) is bringing some cuddly friends to Arcurve (902 - 11 Ave SW) Friday morning between 7 and 8:30 a.m. Bring a donation to the Calgary Food Bank and snuggle a puppy—it's the perfect way to start your morning. 

Rumour has it that surprises await those brave enough to show up in pajama onesies. 

Friday, Dec. 14: Amble with Angus

Over the years, this 5K fun run has raised more than $400,000 for the Children's Milk Program at the Calgary Food Bank.This year's run begins at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning at The Arches at Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW).

You can register for the race on the Amble with Angus website with a minimum $20 donation to the Calgary Food Bank. 

Friday, Dec. 14: CBC Jam for the Food Bank

Doug Dirks, Jenny Howe and the whole Homestretch team will be broadcasting live from The Ironwood Stage & Grill (1229 - 9 Avenue SE) on Friday afternoon. Jam with house band The Kinjo Brothers from 3 to 6 p.m. Musical guests include Troy Kokol, Jess Knights and Allison Lynch.

Bring a donation for the Calgary Food Bank, enjoy local live music and take in a special live broadcast of The Homestretch.

Where to donate

You can bring your food or monetary donation to one of our donation desks.

  • CBC Calgary (1000 Veteran's Place NW)​​   
    • Dec. 7 - 23, weekdays: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.​
    • Dec. 7 - 23, weekends: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.​
    • Dec. 24: 7:00 a.m. to noon​
  • Suncor Energy Centre (150 - 6 Avenue SW)​   
    • Dec. 10 - 14, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Fifth Avenue Place (420 - 2 Street SW)​   
    • Dec. 10, 11, 17, 18 and 19, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Online at

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