Childhood hunger is real and pervasive in our city. We know how to tackle it, but we need your help.

As a direct result of limited household income, too many children and youth are going hungry every day in Calgary.

50,000+

children and youth are living in poverty in Calgary (before the pandemic hit)

12.9%

of children and youth in our province live in a house that is food insecure which means meals are skipped and nutritious foods are often missing from a family’s diet

$1.4m

 is our 2021 fundraising goal. Your donation supports a shift towards a more dignified approach to alleviating food insecurity

Food insecurity takes a serious toll on individuals’ health and well-being, and it places a significant burden on our health care system.

Tarasuk V, Mitchell A. (2020) Household food insecurity in Canada, 2017-18.

We are undaunted by economic downturns. Or pandemics. Here’s what we were able to accomplish through 2020, despite all the lockdowns.

We’re making an impact. Since the onset of the pandemic:

30,000+

hungry kids fed – it’s amazing but we still need to do more

145

communities reached with help from more than 25 of our frontline agency partners

$995,000+

in grocery gift cards were distributed to families who needed them

It is hard not to feel like you’re failing as a parent sometimes. I Can for Kids has been and continues to be such an incredible blessing. I am forever grateful for the help my girls and I have received.

jessica

With your help, we can do this

Donate

Your generosity allows us to give people in our community dignity and choice

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Fundraise

One person with one idea and a network of supporters can make a big impact

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Volunteer

There are many ways you can support our work – even during the pandemic

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Spread the word

More people knowing about us means fewer kids going hungry every day

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It started with a simple question

I Can for Kids was started by Sutton Garner. When she was 11 years old she saw a news item on summer hunger. Like a lot of kids, she was both bothered by this and curious – she wanted to know why. And specifically if it was happening in Calgary.

Our community in action

Our Sponsors

Without these community-minded and caring organizations our work wouldn’t
be possible.

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Our innovative work will feed more kids and help make an impact on food insecurity.

None of that can happen without donors like you.