I avoid grandiose plans. I start with a small piece that I can do. I go to the root of the problem and then work around it. It's building brick by brick. --Muhammad Yunus

Bringing Fresh Produce to the Underserved

Bringing Fresh Produce to the Underserved

Jun 11, 2017-- Building Roots is a Canadian charity that "believes all neighbourhoods need places to grow, cook, share and buy healthy food." In the summer of 2016, Lisa Kates and Darcy Higgins of Building Roots created the Moss Park Market, a double-wide shipping container in the Moss Park area of Toronto, in order to bring fresh produce to what they consider to be a "largely ignored" neighborhood. Mr. Higgins, who came to be interested in food through his time focusing on environmental studies at the University of Waterloo, says that while there are other options for buying groceries nearby, the area is comprised of "seniors and people with disabilities and health issues" who "can't walk down that far; or in the winter, when sidewalks are full of snow, getting scooters and wheelchairs [through] is too difficult." Building Roots is also involved in other projects, such as a finding a Syrian farmer a plot to grow crops for his new neighborhood and setting up a community kitchen to allow residents to cook together. (2801 reads)


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Take ActionWhat food charities are local to you? Many are looking for donations of food (both non-perishable and fresh produce), or time. Plant a community garden, shop at your local farmers market, or volunteer at a local soup kitchen. To learn more about Building Roots, or to get involved, visit their website. [more]



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