The Food Sharing Project and partners bring 12,000 nutritious meals to KFL&A
October 25, 2023
Story by Christena Lawrie, CFRC Broadcast Journalist, for the Local Journalism Initiative.
On Saturday, Oct. 21, 36 volunteers gathered at the Community Food Redistribution Warehouse on Sir John A Macdonald Blvd to assemble 2,000 food packages to be distributed in Kingston and the surrounding area.
In collaboration with RBC Wealth Management, Tenfed, and Kids Against Hunger Canada, the Food Sharing Project headed a unique event to bring together volunteers to pack meals for distribution in KFL&A.
In under 3 hours, volunteers packed 2,000 packages, which amounts to 12,000 meals consisting of high quality white rice, fortified, crushed soy, a blend of dehydrated vegetables, and other elements required for complete nutrition. The packages will be distributed locally to school nutrition programs through The Food Sharing Project, to families through Lionhearts’ weekend food boxes, and through other community partners.
Brenda Moore, Chair of The Food Sharing Project, stated;
“It was a marvelous day. It was so great, people were having fun. There was lots of laughing and conversation and I think it felt really good for people to do something so concrete. We are struggling with such a huge level of food insecurity in our community, and sometimes you get bogged down in that, so it’s really uplifting to do something that you know is going to have such a direct impact for kids.”
To learn more or contribute to the food sharing project’s ongoing initiatives, you can visit foodsharingproject.org