Where the Money Goes
A real impact on Community Food Programs
Slow Food the County raises money each year through a number of activities and events. The Slow & Sinful Gala fundraiser is a fixture on the calendar each November. As a volunteer-led organization with no paid staff, the operational costs are minimal. After expenses, proceeds are used in a number of ways to benefit the community.
Support for Food Banks
This year, Slow Food partnered with Goodfellow Meats to contribute ground beef with a $500 value to the Picton United Church Food Bank, which serves the east half of the County. The Storehouse Foodbank, which serves the west half of the County, received a $500 cheque to fund assistance to families.
Support for Sustainable Agriculture
Slow Food has partnered with Local 344 of the National Farmers’ Union to create the John Della Bosca award, a program for innovative, sustainable farming initiatives. Each partner contributed $1,000 for this cooperative award initiative
Last year's award was presented to Pyramid Farm & Ferments at the Slow Food annual general meeting in April.