Parkdale Food Centre awarded the Ottawa Sustainability Fund

By Stephanie White, Kitchissippi News, January 10, 2018

The future looks bright in 2019 for the Parkdale Food Centre (PFC), a recent recipient of the Ottawa Sustainability Fund. Initiated in 2006, The Ottawa Sustainability Fund is a philanthropic fund of the Ottawa Community Foundation that has contributed over $100,000 to local charity community projects.

The $9,680 grant, awarded by EnviroCentre, will help fund the expansion of Growing Futures’ Solutionary Workshop Program so that it will be available to more youth. For the past three years, this program has offered three one-hour hands-on workshops for students in grades four to six every Monday. These workshops aim to inspire, engage and equip children on the topics of access to healthy food, social determinants of health, and community activism.

With the new funding, the PFC will expand the program to include youth 12-16 years old. The goal is to provide local children with the skills and knowledge they will need to thrive.

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