We have partnered with the CBS/Paradise Community Food Bank to supplement their food offering during this time of uncertainty and need during COVID-19. Currently the food bank does not provide meats, poultry or fresh made protein food options in their hampers.
We will have fresh food prepared and packaged in freezer safe containers. These containers will be labelled with ingredients, packaged date, as well as expected number of servings. Chef Mike Wozney will prepare homemade food portions that will be made with fresh ingredients. We can offer an assortment ranging from individual meals to something that a family can share as well as a range of offerings that will provide the clients of the food bank a variety of homemade meals.
Chef Wozney and one kitchen support person will prepare, package and deliver an average of 100-120 food containers per week to the food bank. Fay Dawe, Manager of the CBS/Paradise Food Bank, supports this program idea and shared that the visitors per day is really unpredictable at her location; they have 600-800 families registered with them. Some families use their services monthly and others are more sporadic.
We are flexible in this project to meet the demand so that we are efficient and minimize food waste. At Manuels River we really want to support our CBS community during this time of crisis; we are covering the use of the equipment and utilities; leaving 100% of received funding to cover food cost and labour for preparation. We have received funds from FoodFirstNL along with a donation from Rotary Club of Avalon Northeast which will fund our project for 8-weeks.
We are seeking donations to enable us to continue this project beyond 8-weeks. Please consider supporting this project.
At Manuels River our only goal is to support our community during this time of need.