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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- Starting Monday, May 5 and through May 9 Hunger Awareness Week will be raising awareness about the solvable problem of hunger in Canada. Food banks across the country recognize this national initiative by hosting events and telling the story of the work they do to alleviate food insecurity in their community.

The Calgary Food Bank is no exception and we have a number of diverse events to mark this important week:

    Empty Bowl Benefit

    Monday, May 5 to Thursday, May 15 online auction at
    www.elevateauctions.com/EmptyBowlBenefit
    Bid on uniquely painted bowls from local sports, media and celebrity
    personalities. Funds raised support the Calgary Food Bank's JP Morgan
    Food Link program that provides food and supplies to 110+ agencies so
    that they may focus on their services rather than sourcing food.

    Scotts' Gro for Good

    Wednesday, May 7, 9 AM at the Calgary Food Bank (5000-11 St SE)
    The distribution of lettuce growing seed kits to clients and member
    agencies to help equip food bank clients with the supplies and
    knowledge to grow some of their own vegetables this summer.

    Volunteer Dinner
    Thursday, May 8
    Annual volunteer appreciation and long service recognition event.

For more information on this national initiative, visit http://www.hungerawarenessweek.ca/. To learn more about how hunger affects Canadians, take the Hunger Awareness Week Quiz.

www.calgaryfoodbank.com Twitter @CalgaryFoodBank Facebook Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank

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Shawna Ogston
Communications & Media Relations
403-870-2009

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