Were raising money for FEED NIAGARA with communi-TEES | Niagaras Hometown Dispensary | Garden City Cannabis Co

April 25, 2024

Were Raising Money For FEED NIAGARA | Garden City Cannabis Co

Ok! We're from Niagara, you probably already knew that. BUT WHY the bucket of chicken

Good question and I'm glad you asked because we're pretty proud of our finger-licking good history at 623 Niagara Street. 


623 Niagara Street Welland | Finger Lickin History with Garden City Cannabis Co

Before we moved in, this place was a notorious late-night snack spot. It was widely known for it's infamous 11 herbs and spices.
We're really only into the herbs but we wanted to pay tribute to our Kentucky Fried Past. 

Designed by Wellands Own Presstime Designs

So we reached out to our talented friends at Presstime Designs. Together we nailed down the “bucket of nugs” image. 

Front and Back Look at T Shirt | Garden City Cannabis Co

As you can see. It turned out really well. 

Portion of proceeds from each purchase goto FEED NIAGARA

Why Feed Niagara? Because they rock. 

FeedNiagara are Feed Ontario Members.
We are 10 members strong and cover the Niagara Region. We are part of Provincial and National recognized associations. This allows access to more food security programs, grants and we have strict health and safety standards implemented and mandated by our associations.

Food bank visits are up 20%+ since 2020.
One-third of food bank clients are children.
Strong need persists across Niagara as people with disabilities and seniors struggle with the rising costs of living.
Greater frequency to access food security is growing from single parent families who juggle 2 income sources. 

Did you know?
Over 40% of those receiving food security at Niagara based food banks are children? Seniors on fixed incomes who used to be donors are now visiting food banks.


Lifestyle shot of communi-TEE at Garden City Cannabis Co

Food banks play a crucial role in Niagara and are vital for several key reasons that highlight their importance in the local community.

Firstly, food banks in Niagara address the pressing issue of food insecurity. Despite being a prosperous region, Niagara is not immune to the challenges of poverty and hunger. Many individuals and families in Niagara struggle to access an adequate and nutritious food supply due to various factors such as low income, unemployment, high living costs, and other socioeconomic barriers. Food banks step in to provide essential support by offering free or low-cost food assistance to those in need, ensuring that no one in the community goes hungry.

Secondly, food banks contribute to community well-being and health in Niagara. Access to nutritious food is crucial for maintaining good health and preventing nutrition-related health problems. Food banks prioritize offering a variety of nutritious foods, including fresh produce, proteins, grains, and dairy products, to support the dietary needs of individuals and families facing food insecurity. By promoting healthy eating habits and providing access to wholesome food options, food banks play a significant role in improving overall community health outcomes.

Moreover, food banks in Niagara play a vital role in reducing food waste and promoting sustainability. In a region where food waste is a concern, food banks collaborate with local businesses, farms, and food manufacturers to rescue surplus food that would otherwise go to waste. By redistributing edible food to those in need, food banks contribute to environmental conservation efforts and help minimize the negative impacts of food waste on the environment.

Additionally, food banks foster community resilience and solidarity in Niagara. They serve as community hubs that bring together volunteers, donors, and recipients from diverse backgrounds to work towards a common goal of addressing hunger and food insecurity. Through volunteerism, advocacy, and community partnerships, food banks create a sense of unity and shared purpose, empowering individuals and communities to support each other during challenging times.

Furthermore, food banks in Niagara contribute to poverty alleviation and economic stability. Access to food assistance from food banks enables individuals and families to redirect their limited financial resources towards other essential needs such as housing, education, healthcare, and utilities. By helping alleviate immediate food needs, food banks play a role in reducing the financial burden on vulnerable households and promoting economic resilience within the community.

In conclusion, food banks are vital in Niagara due to their essential role in addressing food insecurity, promoting community health and well-being, reducing food waste, fostering resilience and solidarity, and contributing to poverty alleviation and economic stability. As an integral part of the local social safety net, food banks in Niagara provide critical support and resources to individuals and families facing food challenges, ensuring a more equitable and thriving community for all.