CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - August 23, 2017) - Thousands of volunteers are set to collect much needed non-perishable food items for the annual one-day City-Wide Food Drive on Saturday, September 16.

This food drive comes at a time when the demand at the Food Bank begins to increase. September can be a financially straining month, from heating bills to back-to-school expenses. For many struggling to put food on the table, these costs can end up being the tipping point where some families find they need emergency food support.

How can you participate in the City-Wide Food Drive?

• Calgarians are encouraged to watch for information and donation bags on their doors starting Monday, September 11.

• Fill the bag with non-perishable food items and leave on your front doorstep by 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 16.

• Make sure the donation is visible so the volunteers can see it, as there will be no door-knocking.

• For those who may wish to donate funds instead, visit

For information on the City-Wide Food Drive and to see the Calgary Food Bank's most-needed items, visit


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Contact Information:

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