Jennifer Cockrall-King, Edmonton Community Foundation
August 27, 2020
Description / Summary
Small Grant during COVID-19 allows better accessibility to nutritious and affordable food with fewer barriers.
WECAN Food Basket Society started in 1993 to provide a measure of food security to Edmonton and area individuals and families through low-cost ($5) membership fees, and meat, vegetables and fruit selections below supermarket costs. Through bulk purchasing — for affordability— and community depot distribution — for accessibility— about 450 members currently purchase through this service monthly. When COVID-19 appeared and safety protocols needed to be quickly implemented, this almost entirely volunteer-run nonprofit was thrown off.