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Community kitchen participants at the Regent Park Community Food Centre in Toronto, Ontario (Photo: Regent Park CFC staff)

As we celebrate the holiday season with cookie exchanges, eggnog and festive goodies with family and friends, we’d also like to take a moment to celebrate the important campaign that Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) is undertaking this holiday.

CFCC helps to support low-income communities by providing support to Community Food Centres across the country. Because of their efforts, individuals and families struggling with poverty, or mental or physical health issues have access to healthy meals and social support. Last year, over 54 percent of people said their physical health had improved as a result of these services  and 70 percent of people said it helped improve their mental health. The programs have also helped to educate kids and adults on basic cooking skills and nutrition. Find out more about the impact  that CFCC programs has on people’s lives here.

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Kids participating in the After School Program at The Table Community Food Centre in Perth, Ontario (Photo: David Zimmerly)

This holiday season, CFCC hopes to raise $75,000 to help support and empower community members. We know that good food has the power to transform lives, and every donation makes a difference.

The CFCC holiday campaign ends December 31st, 2015. To find out more and to donate, visit cfccanada.ca for more details.

Happy Holidays!