The world’s hunger is getting ridiculous. There’s more fruit in a rich man’s shampoo than in a poor man’s plate.


For more than 50 years, the Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) has delivered services and supports to people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Open 365 days a year, twenty-four hours a day, the DI’s emergency shelter can sleep nearly 1,000 people nightly and serves approximately 3,000 meals daily.

Each year, more than 10,000 Calgarians experiencing homelessness, marginalization and extreme poverty count on the DI for access to emergency shelter, health services, community resources, and housing supports. The DI relies heavily on the kindness of Calgarians to fund its 50+ programs and services.

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1.2 MILLION Meals Served


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99,981 Articles of Clothing Distributed


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417,782 Shelter Beds Provided


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605 Certificates Awarded in 2015


Statistics are accurate as of 2015.

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