For the sixth season in a row, the Stonegate CHC is teaming up with the community to help put additional food on the table of those in need in our area. Our aim is to match last year’s Good Food Box Holiday Drive donations, in order to purchase over 300 Good Food Boxes for community members dealing with food and hunger issues and to support our market $ program which helps those in need purchase fresh produce at the seasonal Stonegate Farmers’ Market.
We rely on your generous support as poverty is a serious concern in the Stonegate Community, where 28% of families and 38% of children are living in poverty. This year more than ever, Stonegate needs your help. At the beginning of 2014, the Valu-Mart, Polish deli, Outreach Store, pharmacy, post office and convenience stores were forced to close due to plaza redevelopment. Our community has been a food desert ever since, without access to healthy food in the neighbourhood.
$18 buys a local family in need a large size Good Food Box brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables as a gift for the holidays. We are asking that you consider sponsoring one or more boxes in order to help less fortunate families enjoy fresh, healthy foods.
A $50 donation provides Good Food Boxes to 3 families in need.
A $100 donation provides Good Food Boxes to 6 families in need.
A $250 donation provides Good Food Boxes to 15 families in need.
For more information or to make a donation, please connect with Julia Graham, at 416.231.7070 ext. 229 or simply click on the "donate now" button.
Charitable tax receipts are available for every donation.