Help support the Calgary Food Bank through the Herringer Kiss Gallery’s 9th Annual Art for Food Group Show and Sale. For the duration of the exhibition, the Herringer Kiss Gallery will donate funds to the Calgary Food Bank towards purchase of emergency food hampers for needy families. For each $500 of art sold, Herringer Kiss Gallery will purchase an emergency food hamper which will supply a family of four with the required food necessities for one entire week. In the past 8 years, we have fed over 200 families! We will also be taking cash donations so please come by and help our neighbors!
The exhibition also raises awareness about the Calgary Food Bank and who they help with stats and facts displayed on the wall next to the artwork. For example, did you know that 40% of Calgary Food Bank clients are children and that the Calgary Food Bank provides 262 emergency food hampers per day? 1 in 3 are laid off workers looking for jobs and 1 in 3 are on fixed government benefits.
Artists include Katie Ohe, Harry Kiyooka, Eric Louie, Lauren Walker, Fiona Ackerman, Angela Grossmann, Joe Fleming and Rhys Douglas Farrell.