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:
Cheese, glorious cheese!
To help give you a sense of how popular cheese is at Quest, when it came time to take photos for the #12DaysofQuest campaign towards the end of a weekly food delivery cycle, we almost couldn’t find enough for the photoshoot! It’s a cherished and sought-after item in our markets and a great source of calcium, fat and protein. We work hard to source basic varieties like cheddar and mozzarella, in blocks, slices, or shredded form.
The Quest Difference
The challenge with cheese is the fact that it’s so popular. So much of our food is donated which means we can’t always guarantee the same volumes or types of variety week to week. A small 100 gram block of mozzarella will run anywhere from $1.87- $2.35 which, by traditional grocery market standards, is very low, all thanks to our food Food Partners.
Quest considers cheese a staple item that we need to have consistently on our market shelves. On top of that, we want our clients to have access to the variety they want and need, like any other grocery store.
Help ensure Quest Clients have access to cheese and other critical grocery items 12 months of the year. Donate to Quest today! And stay tuned for Day 5 of #12DaysofQuest for some apple talk.
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