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

Our Vision

We imagine a community where all children have an equal opportunity to thrive.

Our mission

We empower children and families with dignified options to alleviate food insecurity.

Our Values

Collaborative | Empowering | Progressive Inclusive | Evidence-Based

As a direct result of limited household income, too many children are unable to access enough healthy food every day.

60,000+

children and youth in Calgary struggle with    food insecurity

1 in 5

children lives in a food-insecure home which means they constantly worry about their next meal and miss out on many nutritious foods

$1.4m

is our 2022 fundraising goal. Your donation empowers families and children with a more dignified response to alleviating food insecurity 

I Can for Kids developed a better approach to support hungry children and their families in a dignified, cost-effective, more culturally sensitive, non-judgemental, and community-based way.

iCAN Donor

In a time of great uncertainty, your generous support empowered thousands of vulnerable families to buy their kids the fresh, healthy food they need and enjoy.

We’re making an impact. Since we started providing grocery gift cards in 2020:

34,000+

food-insecure kids fed – it’s amazing but we still need to do more

177

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

$1.7m+

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 to feel more connected to our cause

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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

In 2015, 11-year old Sutton Garner was watching a news item when she learned that thousands of children go hungry over the summer months.

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.