From: RBG In the News

Strippin’ for the Food Bank!

Sexy Men of YEG Food

If you haven’t heard about it yet, the Sexy Men of YEG Food calendar is available for sale and all proceeds will be going to the Edmonton Food Bank! Our very own Aaron Herbert is a part of this great project and we picked his brain this week about what it feels like to be a male model and local heartthrob. (We even have a few outtakes for you to enjoy!) a7c46fb6-566c-490f-a524-5f847dab5a09

Q. What did you think when you were approached to be a sexy man?

A. Oh man. I felt unsure. I wanted to say no, but I found out that I wasn’t allowed to! Janelle had already volunteered me. At that point, I knew I had to be part of it and it was okay, because it was for a good cause, you know? 136aae47-60e3-4a24-b4d6-6cd5e660a68e

Q. So the fact that you were supporting the food bank made all the difference? What makes the fundraising side of this project such an important part of participating for you?

A. It was a no brainer for us to partner with the food bank in this way. It’s really simple. Riverbend Gardens grows healthy veggies and we really care about bringing quality food options to our community. We are passionate about being involved in the local food system and part of that is supporting the food bank in making food accessible to our community. 6774511f-d39f-434b-ae58-2531651b8dd7

Q. How do you think this impacts local food awareness?

A. I think people buying the calendar will see that we’re all just average local guys. We’re approachable and engaged in feeding our city. We all care about our community and hopefully that in turn will help our community care about their local food options. Edmonton’s food scene is awesome and I’m proud to be a part of it. 4e6c8f0a-ce11-4827-b9b3-5e84b14cd2f8

Q. So, how did the actual photoshoot go?

A. I hate cameras. The good thing was that I have known Bri and Patrick for a long time and so they made me feel pretty comfortable. We had a lot of laughs along the way and it was a good time. Basically, I just did whatever they asked of me. fdee776a-a2ff-414c-abb8-aea6e499e81e

Q. Did you anticipate this kind of reaction to the calendar?

A. No. I’m surprised by the amount of media coverage it’s already received. It’s kind of awesome and I’m really happy to have been a part of it. Bri and Patrick really did such an amazing job on this project and I’m so thankful to everyone who has put in time and effort to make it come together. And I really hope everyone enjoys the month of September!
Find out where you can buy your copy of the Sexy Men of YEG Food calendar today at WWW.YEGSEXY.COM