The seventh annual Jeepers for Vets Food Drive will take place on Saturday, December 5 as the Jeep and 4×4 community pull together once again to support our local Veterans and First Responders.

** November 30 update **

Due to the rapidly increasing number of positive COVID cases in Calgary, and the intent to crack down and issue steep fines to both organizers and participants of indoor and outdoor events, the meetup portions of this year’s event will be cancelled.
 
** **The drop-off of donations and the ability to donate financially online are still a go. ****
 
The intent behind Jeepers for Vets has always been to support those who have pledged their lives – and in many cases, given their lives – to protect and make life better for others. This includes supporting our active and retired Veterans and their families, our first responders and increasingly, our medical and healthcare workers.
 
The social aspect of the events is always fun, and builds on the strong community of the Jeep and 4×4 family, but that is secondary to the overall intent of what we do, and who we’re supporting.
 
So, for this year’s event:
  • If you prefer to make a financial donation to the VAFB instead of a physical donation, that can be done directly online.
  • If you have collected and / or purchased donations of non-perishable items for the VAFB, those can still be dropped off directly with them Saturday, December 5. There will be large cardboard bins placed in the parking lot at the front of the VAFB office for you to deposit your donations. If there are multiple vehicles there at the same time, please obey all AHS guidelines for social distancing and gathering maximums to keep everyone safe.
A HUGE thank you to everyone that has been asking whether the event is still a go — the passion behind this event every year is amazing!
 
And last but not least, a HUGE thank you to those of you who reached out to see how you could help with volunteering and directing vehicles to keep groups small.
 
Hopefully next year will see a return to the full event experience!
 

When

  • Saturday, December 5, 2020
  • 9 am – 3pm– Jeepers and 4×4 owners to drop off their donations directly at the Calgary Veterans Association Food Bank. Feel free to decorate your vehicles in a Christmas theme and / or add some Canadian flags.

Dropoff destination

Veterans Association Food Bank
#10, 820 28th Street NE, Calgary, AB  T2A 6K1
Google map

  • There will be several large cardboard bins with spacing between them placed in the parking lot at the front of the VAFB office.

VAFB dropoff graphic

NOTES

Participant Liability Disclaimer

By participating in the event, you agree to release Jeepers for Vets, its organizers, volunteers, supporters, sponsors and beneficiaries from any and all liability relating to financial loss, injuries or death that may occur during travel to and from the activity, during the activity and at the activity locations. You also acknowledge the risks involved in winter driving and participating in a winter event. These include but are not limited to potentially dangerous road conditions, driving in a group, poor visibility, cold temperatures, icy or slippery conditions on the way to and at the activities. You swear that you are participating voluntarily, and that all risks have been made clear to you through this liability disclaimer. Additionally, you agree that do not have any conditions that will increase your likelihood of experiencing injuries while engaging in this activity. By participating in past, current or future activities, you forfeit all right to bring a suit against Jeepers for Vets, its organizers, volunteers, supporters, sponsors and beneficiaries for any reason. You will also make every effort to obey all traffic laws and safety precautions as listed in writing and/or as explained to you verbally. You will ask for clarification when needed. Additionally, participants will review, understand and adhere to all applicable guidelines and/or restrictions as determined by Alberta Health Services relevant to COVID-19.

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