In March, CCSS, Weird Church and the Village of Cumberland worked together to establish the Cumberland Food Share. This new program includes both a permanent Food Shed and weekly deliveries or Healthy Food Boxes to Cumberland families and individuals. When schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 51 students lost access to regular subsidized meals. The broader community also faced food insecurity, due to loss of income and other circumstances. The Cumberland Food Share is helping to make sure that everyone in our community has good, healthy food on their plates.
Our Healthy Food Program provides breakfast lunch and snacks to students in grades K to 9 at Cumberland Community School. Our goal is to increase access to healthful foods, which leads to better eating habits and positive health outcomes for participants. From September 2019 to March 2020 we served 19,076 meals and 16% of these were subsidized.
Interested in supporting our vision of ensuring everyone in our community has access to healthy food? Become a CCSS Monthly Donor! Our goal is to build a monthly donor program that ensures the sustainability of our programs. Consistent sources of revenue help us to better plan ahead and invest in long term solutions that meet the needs of our growing community. To sign on as a monthly donor visit our Canada Helps page or contact us directly at ccss.coordinator @gmail.com.
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