Thank you City of Welland council for your support and approval of our $31,050 grant request last night!
We are going to use the money for a new walk in cooler and logistics staff to be able to rescue food that would otherwise end up in the landfill. We have partnerships with farmers, grocery stores, restaurants, catering companies and local food manufacturers who don't want to see usable food go to waste and would rather see it go to people who need it. They are willing to donate the food, we just need more capacity to store it and resources (cold storage, trucks, gas, people) to pick it up. This grant from the City of Welland will go a long way in helping to expand our food rescue ability and make even more partnerships to cut down on waste and feed hungry people in our city!