The votes have been counted in The Epicure Foundation’s online public selection process, to identify and award funding that will support food security projects in Canada.
Through the voting support of the community, Sault Ste. Marie’s Food Bank Farm, a project of the Soup Kitchen Community Centre was selected as one of the two top projects in Canada and will receive $25,000 through the Epicure Foundation program.
This critical funding will support the Food Bank Farm’s efforts to enhance food production and distribution within the city of Sault Ste Marie, and Algoma region.
“The Food Bank Farm is very thankful for the tremendous voting support of the community. This is a difficult time of year for so many in our community, but this result clearly demonstrates that Sault Ste Marie is a very caring place,” said Colin Templeton of the Food Bank Farm. “Together, with the Epicure Foundation we will be able to significantly improve the quality of life of many of Sault Ste Marie’s most vulnerable citizens.”
Since its inception in 2016, the Food Bank Farm has supplied over 25,000 pounds of nutritious garden produce to countless individuals and families in Sault Ste. Marie.
“The Soup Kitchen Community Centre, is very excited about the ongoing partnership we have with the Food Bank Farm,” said Soup Kitchen Community Centre General Manager Ron Sim. “With the very strong support of the entire community, the project is helping to create a brighter future for many people and is beginning to get national recognition for its effective approach in addressing Food Security Issues. Thank you everyone who voted to support our application.”