Revolutionary food bank “Caledon Exchange” comes to life

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Caledon Enterprise

By Matthew Strader

It began with a vision, and came to life because of the donations of community members and perhaps the largest food bank construction project in Canada’s history.

Exchange Food BankThe Caledon Exchange, run by Caledon Community Services, has come to life thanks to Solmar Development Corporation, which donated all the building services to construct and design the Healey Road facility rumoured to be more than half a million dollars.

Other local businesses have hopped on board donating to the cause icluding Husky, Garden Foods, and Mars Canada to name a few.

The Exchange is a community hub designed to bring those with limited income and the privileged together around food, nutrition and innovative programs, eliminating the stigma and stereotypes associated with poverty.

While The Exchange will host it’s Grand Opening on Jan. 30 from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., activities have already begun at the Bolton location. Clients are already shopping at the self-serve grocery store, volunteers are running classes and cooking in the full service kitchens and shelves are being stocked with clothing, housewares and food.

For more information visit Caledon Community Services at ccs4u.org.

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