The Nelson Community Food Centre’s Good Food for All matching fundraiser has come to a close. The goal was to raise $100,000 in 100 days and, at $134,000 in 42 days, both the timing and funding target amounts were exceeded.
Thanks go out to an anonymous volunteer/donor, Nelson and District Credit Union, and Wildlife Genetics International for their big support, as well as the 139 other people and organizations who made significant contributions to the campaign’s success.
This funding means the NCFC can double the current Good Food Bank offering to once a week on Wednesdays, starting Sept. 13, 1 to 4 p.m. Other programs, which have not been operating at full capacity, will continue to build back up. Of note: a garden workshop in October, the co-hosting of a community dinner with the Nelson United Church (date to be announced), and the ever-popular Restaurants for Change event on Oct. 17.
Major community support for the Good Food for All fundraiser will allow for more volunteer shifts, more opportunities to access the Good Food Food Bank, more garden programming, and more opportunities for people facing adversity to share, connect and advocate around good food. This is good news for the organization and the entire Nelson community. For more info on the NCFC, visit: www.nelsoncfc.ca.