Mount Pleasant Community Centre Food Security Program

The MPCC Food Security Program was created to address a growing demand for food in our local community.

As we grow and evolve, we use these four principles to guide our decision making and inform the program’s development.

  • Create a welcoming and low barrier environment to offer dignified, immediate, equitable, and routine access to healthy, quality meals.
  • Foster a supportive, inclusive, diverse, and engaged community of staff, patrons, and volunteers to positively impact and serve the community’s most vulnerable.
  • Cultivate opportunities for inter generational community connection and education through food preparation, meal sharing, and volunteering.
  • Increase awareness and understanding around various systemic challenges that contribute to food insecurity and homelessness.

Based on these four principles our goals and objectives are to:

  • Involve and engage community members and partners to bring awareness to and reduce stigmas around homelessness, mental health, and addiction.
  • Work to be environmentally sustainable and eco-friendly by reducing food waste, limiting single use and disposal service items, composting and recycling regularly and responsibly, and using second hand items where feasible.
  • Build and expand partnerships with various service agencies to provide quality resources and referrals to meet needs outside of our program’s scope and to expand our community’s network.
  • Design an operationally sustainable, scalable, and replicable program model. Support, coach, and champion the adoption and expansion of food security programs within our catchment area and across our networks.

 

 

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MOUNT PLEASANT COMMUNITY CENTRE SOUP KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! JOIN OUR AMAZING TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS We need help prepping Soup and Sandwiches! Applicants should be confident cooking, and preparing food, serving, and cleaning, FoodSafe is not required. Volunteers must have access to email
WE SERVED 17,500+ MEALS IN 2022 Food Items we appreciate the most are: Carrots Celery Fresh Vegetables Chicken/Beef/Vegetable Stock Mayonnaise Bread WE ALSO ACCEPT MONETARY DONATIONS VISIT US AT 1 KINGSWAY TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION. TAX RECEIPTS AVAILABLE
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