The Rotary Club of Niagara Falls was honoured to present a $3,000 donation to the GROW Community Food Literacy Centre, located in downtown Niagara Falls, Ontario. In the photo is Past President Barb Greenwood, Market Manager Michael Jodoin, and Indigenous Outreach Manager Roxanne Molyneaux.
GROW Niagara opened in 2019 and serves the downtown community who have little access to healthy, nutritious food, or fresh fruit and vegetables. This low-cost market serves people with low income, providing access to healthy and accessible food for all, using a food literacy framework that addresses the contextual factors of food insecurities. Donations are used to subsidize the price of food in the market, as it is sold below cost.
The club’s donation will assist with the purchasing of their produce to get them through the winter months as the community demand increases, and fresh produce prices tend to be higher during this season. The club is very pleased to have assisted this worthy organization in serving the Niagara community!
Additionally, the club has assembled 75 winter survival kits. The kits were distributed to the homeless in Niagara Falls through Gateway Mental Health’s assertive street outreach team.