A note from Duaa
Duaa has worked at Start Me Up Niagara for almost two years. She works closely with the clients there as the assistant to the Food Program Facilitator. This is what she has to say about her experience with the FOOD PLUS program.
“Working at Start Me Up Niagara has made a really big impact on me. I have the opportunity to interact with so many different kinds of people and learn from their life experiences as well as become part of them. Food Plus is a great program and one that everyone finds enjoyable. We all especially love getting in the kitchen together to learn how to make something. The soup is the all time favorite! My favorite part of Food Plus is the weekend meal program and hearing all the lovely comments from participants about the soup! They make me want to do this forever!”
Food Plus is a two acre garden on donated land that has been growing fresh nutritious food since 2010. Fun fact - In 2013, the garden yeilded over 15,000 lbs of produce!
Snapshot of Success: 13,556 meals were served last year through the Weekend Meal Program! WOW!