Day 309: FoodShare rocks

coverI have a confession to make. I’ve never purchased or sold anything on eBay. In fact, I’ve never participated in an online auction … until today.

And I wasn’t even shopping online, it was in support of a very good cause … No, really.

The cause is a non-profit community organization called FoodShare, whose motto is “good healthy food for all.”

The auction is “Rock for FoodShare” (which runs until May 4, just fyi), and I bid on a package that includes a pair of tickets to Bruce Springsteen’s Toronto concert May 7th along with a meet-and-greet with The Boss himself. The money raised will support FoodShare projects across the city.

And Bruce will match all amounts bid up to $50,000. (What a guy, huh?)

Good people packing Good Food Boxes.
Good people packing Good Food Boxes.

FoodShare facts:

According to their website, FoodShare is a “non-profit agency working to improve access to affordable and healthy food from field to table.

“Every month, 4,000 Good Food Boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables are delivered through 200 volunteer-run neighborhood drop-offs in Metro Toronto.”

Other Good Food projects:

Until I checked out the FoodShare website, I never noticed there was a greenhouse behind Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Turns out, inside the greenhouse, CAMH patients tend to pea shoots as they grow into baby salad greens.

Again, according to their site: “The project brings employment and community reintegration to CAMH patients while simultaneously providing healthy and local fare for the FoodShare Good Food boxes.”

What a great idea! No wonder The Boss is sending Good Food Box bucks their way….

P.S. Here’s Bruce (can I call you Bruce?) from another Toronto concert, circa 1984. Enjoy!


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