From COVID-19, to inflation, to Climate Change impact and food supply disruption, this year is closing on a challenging note for folks and families who face food-insecurity.
Starting November 30th until December 11th, follow us at @QuestFoodExchange and be part of #12DaysofQuest as we move through 12 food groups we’re hoping to secure, month-to-month, across Quest grocery markets in 2022. Today’s feature food is:
Milk is one of the most popular products we carry at Quest markets. We can’t keep it on the shelves; it’s so in demand. It can also be one of the most expensive items to acquire as it requires constant cold storage and has a very specific shelf life.
No wonder Quest clients appreciate finding milk in our markets. It’s a remarkable source of protein, packed with nutrients like calcium, potassium, and vitamin D that support muscle growth.
80% of all milk found in BC grocery stores is also produced right here in British Columbia. When we buy BC milk, we are supporting our local economy. From Farm to Quest, to our Client kitchens, milk helps sustain communities end to end.
The Quest Difference
The cost of milk across Canada is expected to soar in 2022, with reports saying an individual carton of milk could increase costs by 10%. We know that creates a stretch for families and individuals.
Thanks to our Food Partnerships, Quest is able to secure enough milk per market each week, including 2% and homogenized, our two most popular types of dairy product. Moving into the new year, we’re able to keep the price of a 1 liter 2% milk at $1.85, which means our clients are best served by Quest to find the daily grocery staples they need like milk.
Help ensure Quest Clients have access to milk and other critical grocery items 12 months of the year. Donate to Quest today! And stay tuned for Day 3 of #12DaysofQuest when we talk about a grocery staple that brings a smooth richness to our client’s daily cooking.
4 Ways You Can Help Quest Support Client Communities in 2022
- Become a monthly donor and help ensure these items are on market shelves 12 months of the year. Monthly donations are directed within the organization to where they will make the most impact. Become a Quest monthly donor today.
- Make a One-Time Year-End donation to Quest and help ensure our client communities have regular market access to grocery staples like produce, protein, and dairy every single day. Donations of $10 or greater are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Donate today.
- Did you know you can donate to Quest in honour or memory of a family member or friend? Simply click on the option “in memory of” or “in honour of” and an electronic card will be sent celebrating this gift which will be directed to where the organization and Quest client communities need it most. Create your gift.
- Give the Year-End Gift of Securities to Quest. Direct securities’ donations eliminate the capital gains tax, allowing you to donate more. You will quickly receive a charitable tax receipt for the market value on the date the security gift is received. More impact and greater benefit means more people have access to healthy and affordable food. Give the gift of a securities’ donation today