Food insecurity runs rampant across the globe, even in first world countries like Canada and the U.S. Thankfully, there are organizations doin the work to combat it. As a born and raised Calgarian, I’ve been familiar with the work done by Brown Bagging 4 Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) since I was a kid myself. Providing lunches to kids in need is the epitome of hope.
Kids who come to school without lunch usually have parents at home who haven’t eaten a good meal in a few days. And those same kids don’t want to be called out at school for not having a lunch, or have to take paperwork home so their parents can jump through hoops so they can eat.
On today’s episode, Bethany Ross shares how BB4CK works tirelessly to bring people together – giving time, energy, resources and lots of heart – to ensure that kids who need food have access to it.
What I find particularly hopeful about the BB4CK program is that it’s 100% funded by the community, which means that it’s really easy for kids to access. And the program is for the kids and making sure that the food that’s provided is what they want to eat and packaged in a way that doesn’t call them out.
Tune in to learn more.
About Bethany Ross:
Bethany Ross has always been passionate about working with organizations that create opportunities for kids. She has a background in Not-For-Profit Studies from Mount Royal University. Bethany joined BB4CK as a Sustainability Coordinator 7 years ago. Since then, her priority has been to connect people in the community to ways where they can make a difference for kids. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids. She is a problem solver, a great listener and an impeccable writer.
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