It’s neighbours helping neighbours — literally.
For the first time, the Calgary Apartment Association (CAA) and the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank have teamed up for a food drive in which city landlords are collecting donations from tenants.
“We’re so excited about this and it’s another way to help the needy. It’s our way of giving back to the community,” Gerry Baxter, executive director of the CAA, told Metro.
Baxter is excited about the event he dubbed the “first annual of many more,” and said 10,000 units are set to participate.
“It’s just a matter of rolling up our sleeves and getting the job done now,” he said.
April Cruz of the food bank said the partnership is another example of Calgarians’ generosity.
“It’s really a matter of neighbours helping neighbours because people are in need all over the city,” Cruz said. “And we need help every day — hunger knows no seasons.”
The CAA food drive begins today.