Winchester, ON – The Community Food Share (CFS) of Dundas County and North Stormont Township has hired Jane Schoones of Russell as their organization’s new Team Leader.
Community Food Share is a registered charity that helps fight hunger by distributing food and sundries from two food banks in Winchester and Morrisburg as well as food cupboards in Finch and Crysler.
Each location is staffed by a food-client coordinator with a number of volunteers assisting on each shift. The locations in Winchester and Morrisburg are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Finch has a one-day-a-week food cupboard open on Thursday and the Crysler food cupboard serves clients in North Stormont twice-a-month on the first and third Wednesday of the month.
Additionally, CFS advocates for their clients’ access to basic entitlements, services and offers programs that support nutritional awareness.
“The Dundas and Stormont Community Food Share serves a very large community,” says Jane Schoones, CFS Team Leader. “We provide food, using the client choice model, to approximately 336 households every month, representing nearly 1000 individuals – including more than 375 children.”
Ms. Schoones has taken on this new role after 30 years as an Educational Assistant at Metcalfe Public School. This second career move fulfils her long-time passion for community service and fundraising.
“The Community Food Share is a remarkable organization and I am looking forward to doing my best to take it to the next level in serving our communities in Dundas and North Stormont,” says Ms. Schoones.
Since its establishment in 1992, the Community Food Share distributes emergency food aid to the residents in need. The food is provided through generous donations from individuals, organizations and businesses throughout the community. Many corporate donors provide food that was not sold due to over-production or that has slightly damaged packaging.
Monetary donations are used to purchase specific food items that help balance the nutritional value of the food distributed to those in need. Toiletries and baby items are also in high demand.
For more information on the Community Food Share visit www.communityfoodshare.ca or friend them on Facebook.
For more information contact:
Jane Schoones, Community Food Share Team Leader