Since 2007, the Canadian Legacy Project has presented the Annual Veterans Food Drive in support of the Veterans Food Bank and the Calgary Poppy Fund. The support we have received from the Calgary community has been amazing and we have successfully filled two warehouses with food at the Calgary Veterans Food Bank annually, which equates to roughly $300,000 in food donations. As a part of this fundraising initiative we also receive cash donations which are used to purchase Calgary Co-Op food cards which veterans can use to purchase fresh produce, meats, and pharmaceutical products.
A key component to the Annual Veterans Food Drive is educating our youth about the sacrifices made by our veterans. In partnership with The Calgary Board of Education (CBE), event information is sent to all schools. The CBE encourages the faculty and students to raise funds and food for the Annual Veterans Food Drive. In exchange for this amazing support, The Calgary Poppy Fund and the Veterans Motorcycle Club have local veterans visit the schools and give presentations on Canada’s involvement in past and current peace keeping missions.
The Annual Veterans Food Drive runs each year from November 1st until November 15th . Food donations can dropped off at Crown Surplus in Inglewood (1005 – 11th Street SE) during this time. Cash donations are also needed to purchase Calgary Co-Op food gift cards, which go out in the food hampers for our veterans. Financial donations can be made through this website or mailed to The Canadian Legacy Project (Suite 900, 2424 – 4th Street SW Calgary, Alberta T3S 2T4).
VETERANS FOOD DRIVE DONATION BOXES: To request that a food donation box be dropped off or picked up, please call Marie, Veterans Food Bank Manager, at 403-265-6304. Please appreciate that this service is managed by volunteers so exact delivery dates and times are not always an option.
Food drop off can also take place at any Royal Canadian Legion.
While the Veterans Food Drive only runs from Nov 1 to Nov 15, the need for support continues throughout the year! Please drop off donations at any Royal Canadian Legion or at the Veterans Food Bank (4539 6th Street NE, Calgary, AB). Thank you for your continued support of our veterans in need.