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:
Beef is yet another food that has gained a bad reputation for its high-fat content. As a result, many people have eliminated beef from their diet. At Quest, we understand the importance of meeting the daily protein requirements to have enough energy to go through the day and keep healthy iron levels. Just 3 oz. of beef has 50% of the daily value of protein and other nutrients such as zinc, vitamin B6 and B12, which are all good sources of iron. That’s why beef is the last staple item we want to secure in all of our five markets for 2022.
The Quest Difference
Many staples, including beef, have increased in recent months due to critical changes in weather patterns and logistical challenges brought by the global pandemic. The price of beef has increased 5 % to 13%, with steak and bacon being hit the hardest by inflation.
At Quest, so much of our food is donated, which means we can’t always guarantee the same volumes or types of variety week to week. We would love for our clients to have more choices than just beef patties, which we usually get in donations. Quest considers beef a staple item that we need to have consistently on our market shelves. That’s why whenever we have beef in stock, we sell it for half of its original price to make sure our clients can afford it.
Help ensure Quest Clients have access to beef and other critical grocery items 12 months of the year. Donate to Quest today!
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