b'Stampede Spirit Shines BrightStampede Kitchens Cook 100,000Supporting our Communitys Most Meals for the Calgary Food BankVulnerable with the United Way Basic It went from an empty, quiet kitchen, to the hustle and bustle Needs Round-Upthe Calgary Stampede Culinary team knows best. In late April, theThe second annual Basic Needs Roundup saw the Calgaryteam fired up the ovens and grills to participate in a uniqueStampede once again partner with the United Way and Womencommunity initiative called Solidarity Kitchens, as part of a nation- in Need Society (WINS) in support of those most vulnerable inwide campaign. Organized by Quebec-based La Tablee our community. des Chefs, the Stampede joined forces with other organizations across the country to collectively produce over 500,000 meals President & Chairman of the Calgary Stampede Board of Directors,for food banks across Canada. Steve McDonough, joined in a media event to kick off the important As a community organization, we are so proud to be able to supportinitiative at the beginning of June, encouraging Calgarians to donate those in need through this incredible initiative, while also beingpersonal care items and household cleaners. For 2021, a special provided the opportunity to mobilize our own team back to work,request also went out for electronics, in an effort to provide greater said Derek Dale, Executive Chef, Calgary Stampede. access to technology to those in need. The meals were made with food donated by producers, processors,At the end of June, members of the Calgary Stampede family, and partners of the Canadian food industry. The team in theincluding volunteers and Royalty, helped round-up of all of these Stampede kitchens cooked and packaged thousands of meals much-needed items and get them delivered to our partner agencies each day over five weeks to reach their ultimate goal of donatingfor distribution.100,000 meals to the Calgary Food Bank.2 STAMPEDE Stampede Royalty has a friendly conversation during the United Way BasicSPIRITSHINESBRIGHTIn good times, and times of need, ourNeeds Round-Up. community has always come together. From warm, filling meals cooked up in the Stampede Kitchens, to the ear-to-ear smiles on the faces of children and their families as they enjoyed a unique experience put on by Stampede volunteers, Stampede Spirit shone brightly throughout 2021.The Stampede Culinary team hard at work preparing meals as part of theSolidarity Kitchens initiative.8 2021 CALGARY STAMPEDE REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2021 CALGARY STAMPEDE REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 9'