Give the gift of local food and help feed community members in need
Food insecurity is a challenge for many households in our community. According to Food Banks BC, food bank visits have increased 31% since 2019, and 30% of all food bank users are children. As household costs have risen with inflation in recent years, fresh, nutritious food has become increasingly out of reach for many.
~ Together, we can help
“I think it is a wonderful program. It was so nice to have access to the lovely local and fresh products that I would be otherwise unable to afford for my family. It made me feel special for a few weeks. Thank you so much.” – 2022 Gift Card Recipient
Now you can help feed community members in need. Starting in December 2023, your charitable donation will provide Local gift cards for vulnerable members of the Elk Valley community, enabling low-income families, seniors, and individuals to purchase fresh, nutritious food from local producers year-round.
This is Community-Powered Local Food for all
The program was inspired by Local’s successful Second Harvest program in 2022, when $18,000 of local food was distributed to 150 vulnerable families and individuals in the Elk Valley through a gift card program. The program was funded by a grant from Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue charitable organisation. In 2023, Local received another $5,000 donation from 100 Women Who Care Fernie which supported another 30 vulnerable households.
Local has received wonderful feedback from previous gift card recipients about how a gift of local food has made a difference in their lives
Now you can partner with Wildsight’s Local store to help feed vulnerable community members year-round. Starting December 1st, you can choose to make a charitable donation online or at the till at Local to help make a difference.
Read more about it…
- Wildsight Elk Valley – Apr 12, 2023
Press Release – 100 Women Who Care Fernie
- Fernie Free Press – Oct 17, 2023
100 Women Who Care gift grocery cards to Fernie families
- Fernie Free Press – Apr 19, 2023
Local Continues to expand food access in the Elk Valley (includes 2nd Harvest and 2022 impact report)
Now you can help feed community members in need. Your charitable donation will provide Local gift cards for vulnerable members of the Elk Valley community, enabling low-income families, seniors, and individuals to purchase fresh, nutritious food from local producers year-round.
How can I help?
- Become a supporter through a monthly donation
- Give a one-time donation –> choose to give a one-time gift