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:
Did you know that rice is one of the most consumed grains globally? No wonder rice is the staple food of more than half of the world’s population. Rice is rich in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, making it a great source of complex carbohydrates. It is also versatile and has a remarkable ability to adapt to any flavours and seasonings, making it a key product of many cuisines around the world.
The Quest Difference
The challenge with rice 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. We usually get rice in small amounts, which is not even enough to redistribute within our five markets.
Quest considers rice a staple item that we need to have consistently on our market shelves.
Help ensure Quest Clients have access to rice and other critical grocery items 12 months of the year. Donate to Quest today! And stay tuned for Day 9 of #12DaysofQuest for some bread conversation.
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