The Veterans Food Bank of Calgary isn’t just a food bank, in the future, we are planning to be a resource center for Canadian and Allied veterans in Calgary and Alberta. Veterans often struggle with reintegrating into society after their duty is complete. We strive to be a safe place where veterans can come together to beat depression, hunger, and many other deficiencies they might face.
The Definition of a Veteran
Any former member of the Canadian Armed Forces who successfully underwent basic training and is honourably released.
When people think of Veterans, many immediately picture someone who served in the First World War, Second World War or the Korean War. While many Canadians recognize these traditional Veterans, the same may not always be true for Canadian Armed Forces(CAF) Veterans—those who served Canada since the Korean War.
In fact, some former CAF members don’t even see themselves as Veterans. Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) wants to change this and is working to ensure CAF Veterans receive the honour and recognition they have earned and so richly deserve.
VAC considers any former member of the Canadian Armed Forces who releases with an honourable discharge and who successfully underwent basic training to be a Veteran.
This Veteran status recognizes the risk CAF members assume by