SUPPORT BIPOC FOOD SECURITY + WIN OVER $1000 VALUE PRIZES October 01 2020



With Thanksgiving season in our midst and the focus on abundance and sharing food at our tables, we’ve decided to shed light on an issue that affects 1 in 7 households in Canada.

This month's charity raffle is focused on supporting Food Security in our communities. With homelessness and the job insecurity of a global pandemic, this is a cause that feels pressing and relevant. It has become increasingly clear that race has an impact on food insecurity. A disproportionate number of Black, Indigenous and racialized Canadians identify as food insecure, which is a result of systemic oppression and racialized income inequality. These families include more than 1 million children, who are at constant risk of going hungry. With your donation, you can help us change this and support access to fresh, nutritious food in our communities. 

Your contribution will help BIPOC Canadian food charities improve access to healthy food for those in need, ensuring fewer Canadians go hungry. These organizations are working directly with communities to address the underlying issues of food security and sustainability. With initiatives like breakfast programs, food banks, soup kitchens, community gardens, and advocacy + awareness initiatives, these charities are easing the pangs of hunger in our communities.

Support these charites + enter our raffle to make an impact. Plus, you can win an amazing prize!


How to enter:

  • See below for a list of BIPOC food charities we recommend donating to + choose which organizations most resonate with you. The minimum donation amount we will accept per entry is $20.
  • Each additional $10 you donate will grant you an additional entry in the raffle.
  • Please email a screenshot of your donation to donations@provinceapothecary.com.

Charities to Support 

Afri-Can Food Basket

Their mission is to provide leadership in urban agriculture, and foster collaboration to advance food justice, health and social enterprise in the African Canadian Community.

ITK Food Security Canada

They bring attention to the food insecurity situation in Inuit communities and highlight and promote the work of community-based initiatives.

Community Fridges Toronto

Two friends set up a network of community fridges across Toronto offering free food to those in need. Read more here.

Black Creek Farm - Food Boxes

They're providing emergency food boxes to families and students in need. 

Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre (QCFC)

Provide community meals to Iqalummiut, served seven days a week at their facility. They also provide cooking classes and initiate engagement and advocacy work.

FoodShare 

Their mission is to increase access to, knowledge of and consumption of vegetables and fruit through community led projects.


The winner will receive a gift pack (over $1000 value) containing:


Please note that while we encourage everyone to support the causes they care about, this raffle is only open to our Canadian community.


Please remember to send a screenshot of your donation receipt/confirmation to donations@provinceapothecary.com. Thank you for your participation. Your support will help make real change in communities and change countless lives.

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