Youth centre grant supports nutrition, food security
Clearview Youth Centre has been awarded $5,000 from the Government of Canada’s Second Harvest Emergency Food Security Fund.
Second Harvest is the largest food rescue organization in Canada and a global thought leader in food recovery, working across the supply chain to capture surplus perishable food before it ends up in a landfill.
The funds from Second Harvest will support the continued purchase of healthy food for youth using the Centre and provide them with programs and activities that focus on nutrition and its importance in supporting their current and future well-being.
“These funds go a long way, not only towards educating youth on nutrition, but in supporting youth who may appreciate a snack or meal more than we know,” said Youth Coordinator Shannon
McCormick. “COVID-19 has been tough on our youth and providing them with meals, specifically nutritious meals that contribute to their physical and mental well-being, is what the Youth Centre strives for.”
The Youth Centre’s Wellness Wednesday programming will teach youth about food shopping with a focus on finding and choosing nutritious items which they will use to cook meals and make snacks that incorporate a variety of healthy food items.
Launched in April 2020, the Government of Canada’s Emergency Food Security Fund improves access to food for Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting six national food organizations, including Second Harvest.
For more details on Youth Centre programs visit www.discoverclearview.ca/youth-centre.