A decade of impact!

Apr 18, 2024

I Can for Kids (iCAN) is beyond thrilled to announce the 10th anniversary of our incredible partnership with Save-On-Foods! 

From the moment we envisioned our grassroots charity, Save-On-Foods became a steadfast ally for our vision to create a community where all kids have an equal opportunity to thrive. When we recently reached out to ask them what inspires them to remain such an unwavering champion, they responded: 

“We’re passionate about doing what’s right for our communities and supporting children’s health. For that reason, Save-On-Foods was I Can for Kids’ first partner. For the past ten years, we’ve helped them grow an amazing idea into a thriving organization that fuels thousands of kids across Calgary every year. The service I Can for Kids provides enables so many children to get the nourishment they need to learn, play, and grow.”

Throughout the entire month of May, Save-On-Foods locations across Calgary will host special weekend events from 11am – 3pm to celebrate our significant milestone together. Join the celebration! All proceeds raised will support I Can for Kids. Check out the schedule of events: 

DateTimeStoreAddressType of event (subject to change)
May 4th 11 AM – 3 PMSeton19489 Seton Crescent SEBBQ, spin the wheel
May 4th & 5th 11 AM – 3 PMHunterhorn40 Hunterhorn Drive NEMay 4 Star Wars theme, BBQ all weekend
May 4th & 5th 11 AM – 3 PMPanorama225 Panatella Hill NWMay 4 pizza by the slice, May 5 BBQ & spin the wheel
May 5th 11 AM – 3 PMTrinity Hills420 NA’A Plaza SWBBQ  
May 11th 11 AM – 3 PMHeritage8855 Macleod Trail SWBBQ
May 12th 11 AM – 3 PMUniversity District4163 University Ave NWBBQ
May 18th & 19th 11 AM – 3 PMWalden155 Walden Gate SEBBQ, spin the wheel
May 26th 11 AM – 3 PMRichmond Square3915 51 Street SWspin the wheel, free popcorn
May 26th 11 AM – 3 PMTransCanada1440 52 Street NEBBQ, spin the wheel

But that’s not all! During our special anniversary campaign, Save-On-Foods will once again collect donations at the checkout and then generously match the first $10,000 in contributions! That means every donation you make will lead to double the impact and ensure even more children have access to healthy food. Darrell Jones, President of the Save-On-Foods parent company, the Pattison Food Group, sent us this encouraging message of support: 

“We share I Can for Kids’ passion for making it easier for everyone to access healthy food in our communities. We’re just as thrilled today as we were in 2015 to be the first partner to join them in their admirable mission. Congratulations to Sutton and the entire team on achieving this milestone and positively impacting the lives of thousands of Calgarians over a whole decade. Keep up the great work for Western Canadians – it makes a big difference!” 

Throughout the first nine years of iCAN’s journey, the incredible generosity of Save-On-Foods customers raised more than $225,000 to empower thousands of families with the choice and dignity to provide healthy meals for their growing children. And the best part? We invest 100% of all proceeds directly into hundreds of communities in and around Calgary to make an immediate and tangible difference in the lives of local kids.

So, the next time you shop at Save-On-Foods, you can instantly double the value of your donation and make a positive impact on the lives of food-insecure children right here in Calgary. Your support helps create brighter, healthier, and happier opportunities for food-insecure children across our city!

A huge thank you to Save-On-Foods for making this incredible milestone possible. And a note of appreciation to all our supporters, champions, agency partners, and volunteers for their invaluable contributions to ensure we meet our mission year after year. Join us in celebrating 10 years of amazing collaboration with Save-On-Foods and Save-On-Foods customers. Together, we’re shaping a more resilient future for the current generation of kids!

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