Through the Farm Credit Canada AgriSpirit Fund, which funds projects that will enhance lives or contribute to sustainability in rural communities, we have received a grant for $17,000 toward the sorting and packaging room at our Fresh Food Hub.
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Today we launch our Fresh Food Hub capital campaign!
In the beautiful Niagara Region, we have over 1800 farms and agricultural operations. We also have thousands of people who go hungry each day. We want to close that gap, by connecting farmers, food manufacturers, grocers and other donors with people in need in our community through the creation of a regional food hub.
We are building the infrastructure to sort, package, store and distribute healthy, fresh food to food banks and meal programs in Welland and throughout the Niagara Region.
Learn more about how you can be a part of it here: Fresh Food Hub 2020
When we were only open in the mornings, we would often get requests from people who needed food but because of work schedules, school schedules, medical conditions or social anxiety, found it difficult to make it into the food bank during our limited hours.
Thanks to a grant provided by Niagara Prosperity Initiative through the Niagara Region, we have been able to expand our hours to the afternoon, reduce barriers and provide more people with access to healthy food. There have been many people who have taken advantage of the afternoon hours already.
If you are in need of food, struggling to make ends meet, please come to the Mission Centre between 9:00am and 4:00pm Tuesday to Thursday or Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm. 22 Fifth Street, Welland.
We are grateful to Community Food Centres Canada and all of the donors to the Good Food Access Fund for their generous support. Because of you, we are able to make sure that hundreds of children, seniors and adults in Welland do not go hungry through this crisis. Their donation of $10,000 for emergency food and PPE for our staff and volunteers will continue to feed our community while we continue to feel the effects of the crisis and is keeping our staff, clients and volunteers safe.