Why Canoe for Change?

Since a large amount of our fellow Canadians live with high levels of food insecurity, poor health and social isolation, we have chosen to raise funds for an organization that is working to make a change. A change to make healthy food accessible to those who need it most. Show your support by donating to our cause!

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Or make your donation to Loving Spoonful by calling:
Canada Helps at 1 (877) 755-1595

What is Loving Spoonful?

Loving Spoonful is a non-profit agency that works to achieve a healthy food-secure community by facilitating fresh food access, skill development and community engagement across Kingston and area. Through community kitchens, community gardens and delivery of surplus fresh food to shelters, meal programs and Fresh Food Market Stands, Loving Spoonful is reconnecting people with the healthy food they need to thrive.

Where will your donation go?   

Your donation will support programs such as:

Grow a Row –  Every year, dozens of farmers and gardeners plant and grow an extra row for donation. Loving Spoonful volunteers deliver this harvest directly to the community creating thousands of healthy meals each growing season.

Fresh Food Delivery – over 100,000 pounds of fresh produce delivered annually to shelters, hot meal programs, pantries and drop-in centres and to Fresh Food Market Stands that are strategically placed in lobbies of appropriate agencies so those who need fresh food most can take what they want – no questions asked. 

Community Kitchens – people with barriers to healthy eating learn basic, affordable, easy cooking skills, share meals and build social inclusion through free multi-session workshops that make enough food to take home so the entire family is exposed to new, healthy foods.

Kingston Community Garden Network – supporting Kingston’s community gardens and orchards with supplies, advice, granting opportunities, approvals and lots of mulch.

Creating Good Food Policies – in conjunction with the Food Policy Council and many community partners, we are working to re-introduce hands-on food skills into the Ontario school curriculum, to secure the Basic Income Guarantee and other initiatives.

Loving Spoonful Donation Facts!

$150 teaches a teen to cook in a five-week cooking series (or an adult with barriers to cooking such as income, development, access or health)
$250 fills a Fresh Food Market Stand with 500 pounds of fresh food (that’s $1,250 of good food to those who need it most!)