We want to enable all of our community access to fresh, healthy food. We advocate for local food security initiatives to decrease malnutrition and food waste. Learn more about our community food security initiatives below.
SHARE A SHARE- West Niagara
Purchase a share or part of a share for someone in need this season. We will deliver to them through weekly drop offs at Community Care of West Niagara (CCWN). The value of the produce delivered will be equivalent to the value of the donation. CCWN provides emergency food to an average of 350 families per month who are living below the poverty line in West Niagara. Families can come once per calendar month for their perishable and non-perishable grocery pickup, and once per week for perishable items such as fresh produce and bread.
Receive 10% off your share with weekly donations $10 or more. Official donation receipts available. To SHARE A SHARE, contact us with "SHARE A SHARE" in the subject line and the amount you would like to donate.
Niagara Christian Gleaners- Smithville
Niagara Christian Gleaners (NCG) collects what would have been food waste from growers and dehydrates it to be distributed within our community and those around the world. In two years, NCG has donated over three million pounds of produce (over 8.5 million servings of food aid). NCG has reached the capacity of their current dehydrator and are looking for donations to another dehydrator that will greatly increase their capacity to reduce food waste.
541 Eatery & Exchange- Hamilton
541 Eatery & Exchange is a non-profit button jar cafe that enables all people to gather and eat together around a table regardless of financial means. At the cafe, the community is given the opportunity to purchase buttons that help others pay for their meal. Each button is worth $1 and anyone can use up to 5 buttons a day from the button jar to buy whatever they would like from the menu.