Earth Day – Food Drive!

Did you know that next Tuesday is Earth Day?!

To celebrate Earth Day this year, the YMCA Global Initatives Committee has organized a Food Drive!  

Boxes will be set up for donations at Shawnessy and Saddletowne YMCA locations from Monday, April 21st until Saturday, April 26th. 


We encourage you to donate non-perishable food items that may otherwise go to waste, or perhaps sit in your cupboards for years to come! There will also be information on environmental issues, food waste, and what YOU can do to get involved in Earth Week.

Earth Week Food drive poster

Why a food drive? Because food waste is an extremely important environmental issue affecting our planet. For example, methane produced from food waste in landfills is 25 times more powerful a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide!


Statistics Canada estimates that about 40% of all food produced in this country goes to waste – that’s $27 billion each year.


*All food will be donated to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank


More info:
Carla Bitz, Community Outreach & Global Initiatives Director
403-899-4047 |