Food banks are always in a time of need, however this year has been particularly rough for local emergency food relief services. Vincent’s Place could be closing its doors as early as this fall due to the double impact of decreased donations from a struggling economy and an increase in hungry residents who need their help more than ever.
To bring awareness to this community need, the Algoma Food Network will be hosting a local food dinner, Edible Algoma, on Sunday September 27th 4-7PM at the Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club Restaurant. With the aid of local food producers, retailers, and consumers, the dinner will raise funds for local emergency food relief organizations, including the Algoma University Student Food Bank.
By including all aspects of the local “food chain”, the Algoma Food Network hopes to educate the public of the importance of locally produced food. Representatives will be available from local food banks, farmer’s markets, community gardens, NORDIK Institute / Algoma University, Penokean Hills Farms, and community supported agriculture groups. Edible Algoma is not just a fundraiser; it is meant to be an experience for the community to build relationships and learn more about the local food system.
Tickets are available at $30 each from Stone’s Office Supply (529 Queen St. E.) For more information, please contact Birgit Kroll at: (705) 945-1538