Submitted by Diana Whalen on behalf of the MNVRC
The Mainland North Volunteer Recognition Committee (MNVRC) has recognized outstanding volunteers since 2003! This year the difficult decision was made to fold the committee. From 2003 -2019, more than 150 people from Fairview to Larry Uteck have been recognized with volunteer awards!
A dinner was held each year and showcased the great work that is being done by so many in our community. We honoured volunteers of all ages who live or volunteer in the Mainland North area of Halifax.
We recognized youth from our area schools, newcomers to our city and our country, school, church and mosque volunteers, and those who serve major charities like the Red Cross, Cancer Society, Ronald MacDonald House to name a few.
We send a big thank you to the many people who have served on the committee over the 17 years and we are grateful to the donors who made it possible. Companies, elected officials and individuals contributed to make the awards a great success.
As part of the wrap up of the MNVRC, the decision was made to donate the remaining funds to Square Roots Fairview Clayton Park. We were delighted to present a $1600 donation to Yvonne Noel, the coordinator of the group!
This 100% volunteer group is a win-win-win organization!
1. It buys produce from farmers that would otherwise be wasted.
2. It sells bundles of produce to people for $1.00 a pound which is very reasonable.
3. The money that comes from the sales (and from donations), covers the cost to farmers AND – best of all – provides for low cost bundles for people who cannot afford food.
Square Roots needs the participation of those who can afford to buy a bundle. They need funds from other sales so they can buy produce from farmers. That’s where we all can help!
Check their facebook page for the Square Roots Days at the Salvation Army church in Fairview. There is a sign up link and you can order your bundle or sign up to volunteer your time as well!
Please consider dropping in and buying a bundle of fresh produce which, in turn, supports food security for others in our community.
The MNVRC is glad to support this terrific non-profit and we hope others will too! https://www.facebook.com/squarerootsfvcp