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Fresh Approaches Food Centre Makes a Big Impact

June 26th, 2019Awareness

You know what they say, time flies when you’re having fun.

This week marks one year since the grand opening of the Fresh Approaches Food Centre – our on-site food processing facility. By far the most significant project we took on last year, the space has been a game-changer for the quality, quantity and variety of fresh food we have been able to access and distribute throughout the community.

While the space was officially unveiled in June, it wasn’t fully staffed, equipped and operational until October. Since then, the staff and volunteers have been hard-at-work slicing, dicing and re-packaging perishable food donations – such as  chicken, squash, berries, deli salads, chickpeas, flour, rice, carrots and more – to extend their lifespan and freshness.

To celebrate this milestone, let’s take a look at a few of the incredible accomplishments achieved in the Fresh Approaches Food Centre so far:

We are thrilled with the process in the space to date and are looking forward to sharing a year-in-review in October as we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the Fresh Approaches Food Centre.

If you are interested in joining us for a food sort in the Fresh Approaches Food Centre, please click here. If you are interested in learning more about other volunteer opportunities, click here.