Childhood food insecurity 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 are unable to access enough healthy food every day.
children and youth are living in poverty in Calgary
1 in 6
children lives in a house that is food insecure which means meals are skipped and nutritious foods are often missing from a family’s diet
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.
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:
food-insecure kids fed – it’s amazing but we still need to do more
communities reached with help from more than 25 of our frontline agency partners
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.
With your help, we can do this
Your generosity allows us to give people in our community dignity and choice
One person with one idea and a network of supporters can make a big impact
There are many ways you can support our work to feel more connected to our cause
Spread the word
More people knowing about us means fewer kids going hungry every day
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
Darrel Janz’ Inspired Albertans segment on CTV features iCAN Board Chair Bruce Edgelow.
Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek presents their 5th Annual Pub Quiz at Tops Pizza and Steak House – in-person!
Our partners identify vulnerable kids and families most in need and offer our gift cards to help ease the stresses caused by lack of household income and food insecurity. The U of C study confirms our approach is working.
Without these community-minded and caring organizations our work wouldn’t
Our innovative work will feed more kids and help make an impact on food insecurity.
None of that can happen without donors like you.