Not all heroes wear capes. Granby Community Fund is very aware that community agencies, staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to meet the needs of the Granby community during this time.
The Waste Not Want Not Community Kitchen is one such non-profit group.
WNWN Community Kitchen provides a weekly nutritious meal to its drive-in participants but it is much more than that. Those who come by on a weekly basis find new friends, an attentive listener, or someone who might know which agencies can help them in their time of need. Recently, a person who had lost their home was in need of shelter. They were referred to local agencies who could assist with their concerns, such as Granby Social Services and Granby Food Bank. Since reaching out and speaking with the staff at WNWN Community Kitchen, this person has found housing, and their pantry was filled with the help of the Granby Food Bank.
The Community Kitchen has run on a very small budget based on donations and their annual fundraiser that has been cancelled for the second year due to the pandemic. They were previously providing 150 meals or more before the pandemic. Now, over 350 meals are distributed weekly as takeout meals, in addition to a bag of groceries for participants. WNWN Community Kitchen’s many community partners have stepped up to meet the need of the food insecure. Foodshare, local restaurants and grocery stores have significantly increased their donations to to help meet this more-than-doubled demand for food.
The Granby Community Fund offers grants to agencies such as WNWN Community Kitchen and Granby Social Services for their continued work in caring for the Granby community.