Program: Centralized Food Storage and Distribution
Vital Sign: Standard of Living
Total Grant: $52,300 ($4,300 from donor contributions)
The Mustard Seed‘s collaborative project will result in a feasibility study to explore the creation of a centralized food hub, food donation centre, distribution network, and a referral system for the community seeking food resources. Goals are to increase the efficiency for multiple soup kitchens and food banks to streamline services for those in need, those donating and those providing emergency food services. Over 25 agencies are currently providing services for approximately 19,000 people per year. Economies of scale will be achieved.