Food Rescue Yellowknife is getting a new van after receiving nearly $30,000 in donations
“The funding will allow us to replace our old van,” says Lesley Allen, president of Food Rescue Yellowknife.
Glen Meek, Store Manager of Glens Independent grocer says, it’s important they get a new van because nobody else does what Food Rescue does.
“They prevent food waste,” he adds.
Food Rescue Yellowknife travels to the three grocery stores in town and picks up close to expired and damaged goods, bringing them to 23 social groups such as the YWCA, Salvation Army, and SideDoor.
“Food Rescue Yellowknife was one of the top-scoring projects,” says Eva Larouche, media relations for First Credit Canada.
The AgriSpirit Fund combined with the Yellowknife Community Foundation donation will help support this investment.
The AgriSpirit Fund supports Indigenous communities with 150,000 or fewer people.
Food Rescue Yellowknife has been active since 2008 and has distributed 1.4 million kgs of food for the people of Yellowknife.
The new van should be up and running before late March.
Charities, municipalities, and non-profit organizations can apply for the AgriSpirit Fund next March.