CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 6, 2015) - To date, generous Calgarians have brought the 2014 CBC Calgary Suncor Energy Food Bank Drive to a total of $1,339,436 in food and funds.

The annual food drive was launched on December 1, with a goal of raising $1 million for the Calgary Food Bank. "We are so grateful to CBC and Suncor for leading the charge to raise these funds again this year. While we continue to work toward this goal, our true goal is to ensure we are continuing to do the work that Calgarians want us to do," James McAra CEO of The Calgary Food Bank said. "We help people with food but, most importantly, we provide information - information that will lead them to resources to address the root causes of their food insecurity. Helping people feel safe, secure and leading them to more help is the best way to ensure a brighter future."

"Since we started this campaign 29 years ago, the support of the community has continued to amaze me and this year was no exception. Once again, we not only met our goal, we have exceeded it," said Cathy Glover, director, community investment, Suncor. "The donations collected helped to make the holidays a little brighter and will provide support to those struggling with hunger throughout the year."

Alan Thorgeirson, CBC Calgary's Managing Director said, "Watching the steady stream of children, parents, business executives and seniors braving the cold to come donate personally was heartwarming. Taking that time out of their day to help such an important cause shows us all the true spirit of Calgary and the people who live here."

Since 1985 the CBC Calgary Suncor Energy Food Bank Drive has raised $15 million for the Calgary Food Bank. The 2013 campaign total was $1,348,124 in food and funds.

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Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Shawna Ogston
Communications & Media Relations
Calgary Food Bank
Direct & Cell: 403.870.2009