SAULT STE MARIE, ON – Upon the announcement of the new food security capital project, today the United Way Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District was honoured with a plaque, to represent their hard work in receiving their most recent grant. The grant was approved by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and was funded in early 2019. Ross Romano was on the scene to provide Mike Delfre, Director of Operations – Food Security and Gary Vipond, Chief Executive Officer of the United Way Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District with this plaque.
MPP Ross Romano says, “Here today, we’re announcing an investment of $150,000 through the Ontario Trillium Fund and with that $150,000 this organization has been able to purchase three vehicles, two greenhouses and for a forklift, and numerous other items. This is going to help in the preservation of food, but it’s not only going to help ensuring that we can get food from the local community, from our grocery stores, and our restaurants but now they’ll be able to get food as well.”
This new investment will make it easier for the community to deliver food and provide the community with the basics needs as well as supporting the importance of food security.
“Without this support, we wouldn’t have trucks to pick up food from grocery stores and to deliver food to areas that may need some deliveries and the greenhouses, of course, are going to change everything. They are going to increase the percentage of healthy food that we distribute because right now we distribute what’s available to us. Now we can start to control that when we grow our own. We look forward to having the greenhouses in the spring”, says, Gary Vipond, Chief Executive Officer of the United Way Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District.
For more information please visit https://uwssmalgoma.ca/divisions-of-uw/harvest-algoma.