Our Mission Neighbours Sharing healthy food With Neighbours
Creating one-for-one donation channels on supermarket shelves to create a movement of informed participation in the ‘healthy food for all’ movement in our community.
Our Values Our Driving Force
At our core we believe that healthy food should be treated as a human right.
To build on that belief we are creating channels for informed participation and purchasing. Increasing the amount of healthy food in food banks and fostering a community of neighbours sharing with neighbours.
Our Story How Did we Get Here
I had recently moved to Whitehorse and was doing some shopping at the local supermarket. As I was walking down the aisles I noticed little cards in the price channels that read “food bank needed item”.
I picked up a few items that the tags told me were needed and dropped them in the bin. I started doing this all the time. And then I started telling my friends. On my birthday I said I didn’t want presents but food bank donations. I started to notice something wonderful… my friends and family were excited to participate, and encouraged it in their own lives.
I moved back to Ontario, for business management school. I started writing business plan assignments about those tags. After a few business plans a professor suggested I visit the Humber CfE to see if this was actually viable.
The process of going through and winning the Launchpad 2016 competition is where the idea truly became a business. We had developed the idea of a 2 layer sticker, to be placed on healthy food products. The sticker would then get scanned at the cash (at the request of the shopper). The shopper pays for a product and that product would get delivered to the food bank.
On August 7, 2017 our pilot project the ‘One forMe, One for You’ campaign launched in the Westend Food Coop, with all food purchases through the program going to the Parkdale Community Food Bank.
We’ve come a long way in a few short years. And there are now so many more opportunities on our doorstep.
Thank you for all the continued love and support!