Hustle For Hunger

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Eau Claire Market

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 08:00

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 12:00

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In 2004, in celebration of our 30th anniversary, CBI Health Group partnered with The Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank and initiated the Hustle for Hunger as well as a charitable drive to assist local food banks across Canada. For 30 days, our clinics raise food, money and awareness for the hungry in our communities. In our inaugural year we raised 26,000 pounds of food and $27,000. Our annual \"Hustle for Hunger\" campaign, in partnership with The Running Room, holds runs/walks in communities from coast to coast. Year after year, our collective efforts have brought tremendous results to the communities we serve. Our nine-year totals are an astounding 475,522 pounds of food and $974,087! We are extremely proud of the accomplishment of our staff and community supporters. The 5th Annual Calgary Hustle for Hunger took place on April 1, 2012 and attracted almost 300 participants who raised $4,600 for the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank. Participants enjoyed a free BBQ, post-race snacks and refreshments and were eligible to win a variety of door prizes all generously donated by our sponsors - M & M meats, Sheraton Eau Claire, Good Earth Cafe, Lazy Loaf & Kettle, Famoso, Bullfrog power, Impact Magazine, Running Room, Eau Claire Market, Co-Op, Phoenix Fitness, Bridgewater Bank, Sportsandbags.com; and Harvey the Hound participated as our local celebrity guest for the warm up. The Calgary Food Bank is neither a government nor United Way agency and relies solely on donations and volunteer help. Some interesting Calgary Food Bank facts: • For $1 that is raised the Food Bank can purchase $4 of food for those in need. • 146,947 Calgarians received food from our Emergency Food Hamper Program. •Client visits have increased by 70% since the start of the recession. •33% of the requests for food hampers were made by people with a job. •42% of clients were children. • 81% of clients visited three or fewer times. • 40% visited only once. Calgary’s 6th Annual Hustle for Hunger will take place on April 7, 2013 at Eau Claire Market. Race begins at 9 am. We are looking for sponsors to help support our cause through donations in the form of prizes, non-perishable food items, and cash, while also signing up as many participants and volunteers for the 3km, 5km, or 10km races. All proceeds will be donated to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank. Participants may register online at therunningroom.com until April 6, 2013. All sponsors will be represented and recognized on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages, the running room website, and on any advertising relating to the H4H. We appreciate your support and look forward to celebrating another successful race day with you on April 7, 2013. Contacts: Andrea Bell abell@cbi.ca 403 235 5884 Terri Chaffey tchaffey@cbi.ca 403 221 0944
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