›› Mila Czemerys

We did it. Thank you so, so much to everyone who contributed to the Gift of Good Food this year. With your help, we surpassed not only our initial goal of $100,000, but our stretch goal of $120,000 as well. In total, we raised over $150,000 which will support over 225 families in need across Greater Victoria in 2022!

Every year, funds raised support year-long access to fresh fruits and vegetables for families facing food insecurity throughout Greater Victoria. We work with the Good Food Box to bulk purchase fresh produce from local farmers and distributors. The Good Food Box volunteers pack and distribute Good Food Boxes to communities across the CRD. The Gift of Good Food partners with community centers, transition houses, and local First Nations to reach their most ­vulnerable community members.

We want to thank our 694 donors, 27 fundraising teams, and 18 partner ­organizations! You rock. Thank you to our team of volunteers who make the Gift of Good Food possible by everything from putting together the Good Food Box newsletter, reaching out for silent auction items, delivering Good Food Boxes to people’s homes, putting posters up around the neighbourhood to get the word out, rallying their friends and family to raise funds as a team, packing Good Food Boxes, to dropping letters to doorsteps! Thanks to our staff team for going above and beyond to ensure families has access to fresh produce. Thank you to all the small businesses who donated great items to our online ­auction and hosted donation boxes. Thanks to Do250 and Metropol for sponsoring, to Discovery Coffee for donating a portion of sales on your donations days and making a delicious fundraiser doughnut, and Hoyne for collecting donations at your tasting station. Thanks to everyone who liked and shared our posts about the fundraiser. Thanks to anyone we’ve missed! Every little bit helps. It really has been a team effort; we’re grateful for all of you.

Still interested in contributing? Donate at thegoodfoodbox.ca/donate.