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:
Apples are the second most consumed fruit in Canada after bananas. Apples are packed with fiber that helps lower cholesterol and maintains a healthy weight. As well, they are one of the few fruits that can be found all year-round in traditional supermarkets.
The Quest Difference
At Quest, part of our mission is to ensure our clients feel empowered and worthy when they shop at one of our markets by giving them as many healthy food options as possible. That’s why we want to make sure all five of our markets are stocked with products commonly found in other grocery stores, like apples, every single day.
The challenge of keeping a healthy diet that includes produce like apples is it can be expensive and sometimes out of reach for people who are food-insecure. For example, 1 kg of apples can be around $3.68 to $6.55. Thanks to our Food Partners, Quest is able to sell 1 kg of apples for $1.98.
Help ensure Quest Clients have access to apples and other critical grocery items 12 months of the year. Donate to Quest today! And stay tuned for Day 6 of #12DaysofQuest for something juicy!
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