Cannington – A recipe for success is what several local groups have as they get started with their plans to create a Community Food Hub in Cannington, thanks to the $150,000 grant they received this summer from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. North House, the Brock Youth Centre, SERA CV and the Nourish and Develop Foundation are the organizations lending their expertise to the initiative that will see a commercial community kitchen created as part of the hub, which can be used for future social enterprise projects.
“Congratulations to North House and their partners on receiving this Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant. This grant will help these collaborative groups create the Community Food Hub, which will serve the needs of North Durham for years to come.” Laurie Scott, MPP.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation funding will be used to outfit the commercial community kitchen that will be a part of the Community Food Hub. The kitchen will be barrier free making it accessible for those with disabilities and will meet public health guidelines, perfect for those needing more space to prepare food for sale. If you would like to learn more about the Community Food Hub please visit www.tndf.ca or call North House at 705-432-8654 or the Nourish and Develop Foundation at 705-432-2444.
“It’s a pleasure to announce that this funding will go towards increasing opportunities for the community in food production, processing and education. This is a community project that will benefit everyone, from children, youth and seniors, to farmers, and cottage industries in need of commercial kitchen facilities for the production of their value-added products,” said Anne Kewley, Chair of the North House Board of Directors.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring a community kitchen to north Durham. These have been shown to become community assets in the areas that already have them,” said Ann Watson, Coordinator of North House, upon hearing the news that they’d received a grant from the Foundation.
A leading grantmaker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities. For more information on the Foundation, please visit their website at: www.otf.ca
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Ann Watson, Coordinator