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BENNETT HELPING KIDS

Flames forward launches campaign to feed local children

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / calgaryflames.com

Flames forward Sam Bennett, in partnership with Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids (BB4CK) and the Calgary Flames Foundation, has launched a unique community initiative to ensure every student in Calgary has a lunch at school.

Through March 31st, the fourth-year Flame is on a mission to raise awareness and funds for 25,000 lunches to help feed Calgary's kids who would otherwise go without. Calgarians can support Sam's campaign by CLICKING HERE to donate and have the opportunity to win various Flames prizes. Additional chances to win are also available on social media by using the hashtag #SamFeedsKids.   

"Sadly, there are children who go to school without enough to eat and sometimes nothing at all," said Bennett. "This is an opportunity to raise awareness along with making sure that every child in Calgary has the food they need to succeed in the classroom."

"From our downtown kitchen, each lunch costs approximately $1 to create. The #SamFeedsKids campaign is set to raise $25,000 to provide 25,000 lunches to hungry kids across our city. We are grateful to partner in this initiative to bring awareness to childhood hunger in Calgary and offer Calgarians an exciting opportunity to take meaningful action to feed and care for our city's kids," says Tanya Koshowski, Executive Director, BB4CK.  

This past November, Bennett proudly aligned with BB4CK as an official ambassador of the charity and alongside the Calgary Flames Foundation, donated $70,000 to the cause to help feed over 3,800 children in 210 schools every school day.

About Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids:

Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids (BB4CK) is a charity that partners with Calgary schools to ensure that healthy lunches are provided to students who would otherwise go hungry. Nearly 4,000 lunches are made and delivered daily to Calgary schools by volunteers working from community groups or BB4CK's downtown kitchen. Since September 2015, the number of kids who receive a lunch each day from BB4CK has grown by over 50%.

About Calgary Flames Foundation:

The Calgary Flames Foundation matches each player's donations up to $25,000. Through various initiatives, the Calgary Flames Hockey Club and its charitable arm, the Calgary Flames Foundation, continue to touch the lives of thousands of people through its commitment to education, health and wellness, and amateur and grassroots sports.

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