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Kiwanis Foundation of Canada
P.O. Box 5034
Brantford, Ontario
N3T 6J7

T: 519.304.3038

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Cooking with Kids

Please Help us Help Disadvantaged Children

“Did you know that one in six children in Calgary and area go to school with empty stomachs? In addition to being hungry, this ache in their belly results in the inability to learn properly. With your help we are going to do our bit to not only educate the public about this travesty, but to also get a Kiki Care Box into as many disadvantaged kid’s hands as possible!”

What do Chief Constable Mark Neufeld - CPS,  Calgary Mayor - Naheed Nenshi, Jann Arden- singer, songwriter, Mary Halpen  - Best of Bridge author, Julie Van Rosendaal – cookbook author and culinary personality, Calgary Chef Paul McGeevy, Corey Sarich & Curtis Glencross- Calgary Flames alumni), Cassie Campbell-Pascall - Olympian and Hockey Night in Canada Broadcaster, Kelly Hrudey - Hockey Analyst with Hockey Night in Canada and Sportsnet, and Rocco Romano - Calgary Stampeders all have in common?

They have all contributed recipes to the Cooking with Kids Cookbook; a partnership between seven Kiwanis Clubs in Calgary and Area and The Calgary Police Youth Foundation (CPYF).

The cookbook contains short stories about the participation of children in the cooking (and tasting!) process; good food sources are discussed, and we share thoughts about each of us contributing to a more healthy planet. 

“We believe that this is the only fundraiser cookbook in North America where 100 % of the proceeds will support children and youth initiatives provided by the Calgary Police Youth Foundation and Kiwanis”

CwK Project Stages:

  1. The cookbook idea is the brainchild of Wayne Cornish who shared the idea with Bob Morrison and then the two of them cornered Bob Fleming, all members of the Northmount Kiwanis Club.
  2. We paid for a very simple mock up of our initial thoughts as to what the cookbook would “look” like; quite different than the now printed version.
  3. We went looking for a partner and approached the Calgary Police who in turn referred us to the Calgary Police Youth Foundation. We then formed a Partnership with committee members from both Kiwanis and CPYF. We have regular Zoom meetings.
  4. Working Capital – we raised over $40,000 from two Kiwanis Clubs, corporate Sponsors and individual Donors.
  5. Recipes – we collected about 250 recipes that are “kid friendly” and had a famous cookbook writer and a chef edit these recipes to a final count of about 100.
  6. Trustees – we gathered eight Trustees from Kiwanis and CPYF who were charged with the obligation to find an acceptable project that would help disadvantaged children and youth on four communities.
  7. Kiki’s Care Box – the Trustees, being aware of our Mascot named Kiki, came up with the recommendation of a Care Box whose contents can be customized depending on the needs of the recipients.
  8. Today – there are a lot of moving parts to this project with a number of active committees. A Distribution Centre has been set up, on line ordering has been triggered and sales and marketing are in full swing. 2,500 books have been printed and about 600 books ($24.99 each have been sold).

Bob Morrison,
For the Cookbook team.

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