The Helping Hands Society of Grande Prairie and Northreach Society have partnered to provide food security to those in need in Grande Prairie and the surrounding area.
Northreach provided empty spaces to the Helping Hands Society for food storage. Helping Hands Society founder Jennifer Farquhar says the partnership has been their long-term goal. She says working with other organizations will better help facilitate the help without doubling the effort.
“We are going to have joined a fundraising effort, and we are going to share a lot of our resources and knowledge and also physically help people,” says Farquhar
“We find that transportation is often an issue, so Northreach has also offered to help with deliveries and just getting food to our people.”
Dalyce McNabb, Executive Director at Northreach says when Helping Hand society approached them they were so happy to help share the available space.
“We had empty space, so we were able to bring them on board. So they now have a lot of room to store food; they now have freezers and fridges. And we are looking to help them with deliveries to the people who aren’t able to come to get the food.”
Helping Hands Society of Grande Prairie is a non-profit organization that aims to help reduce food insecurity, while Northreach Society provides a range of health and social services to people in the Grande Prairie area.