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Giving Back

Drink, eat and give back

In 2017, the Festival donated over $16,000 to local charities and organizations, thanks to help from Festival guests and sponsors. In upcoming years, the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival aims to donate even more to these fantastic organizations:

Calgary Food Bank

The Festival team donated 24 hours of volunteer time at the Calgary Food Bank in 2017. In addition, attendees of the Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival helped us donate nearly $1,800 and 550 lbs of food. Help us raise even more – non-perishable food items and monetary donations can be made at the door. Let’s see if Calgary attendees can bring more in than their Edmonton counterparts – the challenge is on!

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Edmonton Food Bank

In 2017, Festival guests were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and monetary donations to support those in need – and boy, did they deliver! The Edmonton Festival raised nearly $2,000 and 650 lbs of food for the Edmonton Food Bank. We can’t wait to see how much Edmonton attendees raise next year!

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The Leftovers Foundation

Close to half of of food produced worldwide is wasted, discarded in processing, transport, grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries and kitchens. The Leftovers Foundation is an non-profit organization that rescues food that would otherwise be thrown into the landfill and ensures it gets to service agencies in need. The Festival proudly donated $1 from every Front of the Line ticket sold in 2017 to this worthy cause, raising a total of $2,437!

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SAIT Culinary Campus

Funds totalling $5,000 were raised to provide important scholarships and opportunities for students enrolled at SAIT’s Culinary Campus. Congrats and best wishes to the recipients of the 2017 Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival scholarships. Way to go Soojin, David and Brittany!

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NAIT Culinary Arts

Supporting the next generation of top chefs, $5,000 was raised for students enrolled in NAIT’s Culinary Arts program. Congratulations to Carley and Allen – recipients of the 2017 Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival scholarships!

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