›› Mila Czemerys

Thank you to the 547 people who donated to the Gift of Good Food in 2019. Together, we raised $89,164! This is the most money we have ever raised for the cause. This year, 178 families are receiving fresh produce every two weeks.

It has been a pleasure working with our partner organizations: Bridges for Women, Burnside Gorge Community ­Association, Esquimalt Nation, Fairfield Gonzales Community Association, James Bay Community Project, Oaklands Community Association, Quadra Village Community Centre, Saanich Neighbourhood Place, Songhees Nation, Sooke Family Resource Society, Vic West Community ­Association, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, and West Shore Health Services. Each ­partner organization has selected families they work with to receive the Gift of Good Food. With the funds raised, we were also able to provide support for families at Artemis Place and Rosalie’s Village as well this year.

Fernwood, you raised the most funds for families in our neighbourhood! The Fernwood ­Community Centre is ­supporting 27 ­families with fresh food.

A huge thanks to our 24 ­fundraising teams who collectively raised over $28,500. These funds are supporting 57 families this year. Kudos to you!

Thank you to the local businesses who donated or supported the cause. Shout out to Hoyne Brewing Co., Discovery ­Coffee, Northern Quarter, Fernwood Yoga Den, Luna Collective, Part & Parcel, Red Barn Oak Bay, Fernwood Inn, Phillips ­Brewing and Malting Co., Sheringham Distillery, designHouse, Rise Health, ­Fernwood ­Coffee Co., Orca Books, Goo Goo ­Goggles, Realfoto Media, and so many more!