SALTWATER COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC.
"Communities helping communities live better"
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At SaltWater Community Association Inc. our philosophy is simple; perpetual generosity, positivity, and openness to limitless possibilities!
We embrace social excellence through partnerships, scholarships, anti-bullying/anti-racism, gender equality initiatives, children & youth programs, senior advocacy, multiculturalism and social enterprize in the communties we serve from
Bonavista to Clarenville.
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SaltWater Community Association Inc.
receives funding for emergency food aid in the wake of COVID-19
Good Food Access Fund Grant provided food hampers to the most
vulnerable in the Bonavista Penninsula
Bonavista, NL — SaltWater Community Association Inc. in partnership with The Town of Elliston is pleased to announce it has received a grant of $70,000 in PC Gift Cards from Community Food Centres Canada’s Good Food Access Fund. The grant will enable SaltWater Community Association Inc. to provide much needed food hampers under their "EAT WELL NL " Hamper Program for vulnerable individuals living in Bonavista Penninsula from Bonavista to Clarenville, NL.
Funding is provided in part by the Government of Canada’s Local Food Infrastructure Fund, as part of the Food Policy for Canada. The Fund aims to strengthen food systems and facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk populations.
“With escalating food prices, these food hampers will bring relief to the most vulnerable in our communities from Bonavista, NL to Random IIsland, NL and all the outport communities in between.”
“Food insecurity was already an urgent problem before the COVID-19 crisis, with one in 8 Canadians struggling to put food on the table. In a time of national crisis, it is in our nature as Canadians to do what we can for our most vulnerable neighbours. We are grateful to the Government of Canada for their quick response, as well as the many corporate partners and generous donors who have stepped forward” says Nick Saul, CEO of Community Food Centres Canada.
“The Good Food Access Fund aims to make sure that as many people as possible will be able to get the food that they need. And while we must deal with the current circumstances, CFCC remains committed to advancing policy change that addresses the underlying causes of food insecurity and poverty in Canada. We can’t forget that structural inequity is at the core of so many of the challenges that Canadians face, a fact which painfully confronts us when an emergency like this occurs.”
Media inquiries: SaltWater Community Association Inc. – Betty Fitzgerald, CEO 709-218-7955
“Communities helping Communities” Live Better!
Community Food Centres Canada Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) builds health, belonging and social justice in low-income communities through the power of food. We work with 13 Community Food Centres and 183 Good Food Organizations in 175 communities across Canada. Our Good Food Access Fund was established to provide emergency relief during this time of national crisis to our most vulnerable neighbours. Learn more at cfccanada.ca or follow @aplaceforfood.
Juniper Locilento, Chief Development & Communications Officer
Food Hamper Program
Thanks to the government of Canadan
Their quick response in funding programs to support vulnerable individuals trying to access food during Covid 19 made a significant impact in the communities we serve.
These funding programs were delivered by; Canadian Red Cross, Community Food Centres Camada, Food First NL, Seniors NL and United Way NL.
In total SaltWater Community Association Inc. received $200,264.20 in gift cards
and funding. Receipients from Bonavista to Clarenville have been so grateful
to receive the help. You know you've truly made a difference when someone gets emotional about receiving much needed food.
With the support of The Town of Elliston we have purchased and will purchase more food hampers for our "FoodShare NL" Food Hamper Program to support as
many vulnerable individuals as we can in our service area.
Thank YOU to the following Fire Departments, Local Service Districts and Towns
for coordinating deliveries in their communities to those in need.
"Kindness Matters" and you exemplify that...Thanks4caring!
Plate Cove East & West Fire Dept- Willie Ryan and Volunteers
King's Cove Fire Department - Terry Ryan and Volunteers
Elliston - Geraldine Baker & Councillors Town of Elliston & Community Volunteers
Bonavista Fire Department - Keith Pardy and Volunteers
Trinity Bay North Fire Department - Derek Ryan and Volunteers
Newman's Cove Fire Department - Lesley Hicks and Volunteers
Port Rexton Fire Department - Jeff Follow and Volunteers
Trinity & Area Fire Department - Doug Ballot and Volunteers
Town of George's Brook - Paul and Fire Department Volunteers
Lethbridge & area Service District - Anne and Fire Department Volunteers
Summerville/Princeton Service District - Tony and Fire Department Volunteers
Canning Cove - Melvin & volunteers
MusgraveTown - Melvin Humby and Fire Department Volunteers
Bloomfield - Paul Holloway and Fire Department Volunteers
Bunyan's Cove - Jackie Hobb's and volunteers
Random Island East & West - Leslie, Elizabeth & Florence
HillView Fire Department - Jason Frost and volunteers
Come by Chance Fire Department - Duane Antle and volunteers
Salvation Army Food Bank, Clarenville - Bill Preston and volunteers
Salvation Army, Arnold's Cove - Beverley Stokes and Volunteers
SunnySide Fire Department - Craig Simms and Volunteers
Do you or someone you know need help accessing food during Covid 19?
If you live in the Clarenville - Marystown area call CINDY at 709-218-0941
or BETTY 709-218-7955 if you live from Bonavista - Random Island
A Distinct Identity
Here at SaltWater Community Association Inc., we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the communities in the Bonavista Penninsula healthier and better places to live, work & play.
We want to build mutually beneficial relationships between our non-profit and for-profit businesses in a coordinated effort to pursue common goals based on our shared values.
Most importantly we need to continuously pursue opportunities that will fund our core objectives to support; scholarships, anti-bullying & anti-racism initiatives, child & youth programs, senior advocacy and multi-culturism.
We strive to build productive relationships and make informed and comprehensive decisions that will have a positive impact on the communities we serve.
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P.O. Box 678
Bonavista, NL A0C 1B0