Have you heard of La Leche League? It’s not new. In fact this non-profit charitable volunteer-run organization has been advocating eating local for 60 years… breast milk that is.
La Leche League (pronounced La Lay-chay League), Spanish for milk, and active throughout the world, encourages, promotes, and supports breastfeeding as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society. Its mission is to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
For the month of May in honour of Mother’s Day, your Kootenay Co-op is creating a till donations card for La Leche League. Anyone can donate any amount right at the tills. In addition, the Co-op will match all donations to La Leche League Nelson for the month of May up to $500.
May 11 is the Garden Festival in Nelson’s downtown, right in front of the Co-op doors. It is also Mother’s Day Weekend. La Leche league will be on site with some giveaways and a gift basket for you to enter to win, all donated by the Co-op!
On behalf of mothers and babies in Nelson and everywhere, La Leche League would like to thank the Kootenay Co-op for their support and generosity.