(From NSG Spring 2022 Cycle)
Community Food Deliveries is a mutual aid program that aims to rescue food and redistribute it directly to the doorsteps of those across the Greater Victoria area, with as few barriers as possible. Our program had great success in connecting people to food, and with the funds provided via the Neighbourhood Small Grants, we were able to supplement our groceries for people living with specific dietary requirements, such as Celiac disease, vegans, and those with allergies. A big highlight I've been able to observe is witnessing people who have recently relocated to Victoria and didn't have much in the way of connection and creating new friendships and bonds. Volunteers who arrived not knowing one another could be seen car-pooling home together, and it's these small acts that help us forge a sense of care and community, in my opinion!