Our Local Partners
The objective of the Sault Ste. Marie Soup Kitchen Community Centre is to provide services to encourage self-sufficiency and improve quality of life through reducing hunger and its effects. And, further, to protect children and develop social skills through the Brighter Beginnings Children’s Program. The Soup Kitchen strives to heighten awareness of the public’s responsibility to address and prevent poverty.
Harvest Algoma was established by the United Way to address local Food Security issues. The primary objectives of the Harvest Algoma are; to work to increase local food production and capacity (more gardens and more gardeners); support emergency food providers and supplementary meal programs (e.g. Meals On Wheels, school-based meal programs); and
empower people to reduce poverty by creating food-related jobs and businesses.
From farm to table, Mill Market connects Northern Ontario farmers to local consumers strengthening the local food economy and nurturing healthy communities. Mill Market is a place to find fresh food, good people, culinary delights and artisan crafts.
Farmers at the Mill Market partner with Grow-a-row through the donation of fresh fruit and produce.
Algoma Farmers’ Market vendors have been selling fresh, local products in Sault Ste. Marie since 1901. The Market offers Algoma grown, Algoma picked and Algoma produced products. Products available include vegetables, baking, preserves, maple syrup, beef, lamb, honey, pork, poultry (chicken) and eggs.
The Algoma Farmers’ Market has partnered with Grow-a-row through the donation of fresh fruit and produce.
Algoma University is an undergraduate-only
university in Sault Ste. Marie, dedicated to providing a student-centred education with a special focus on the north. Academic programs span the humanities, social sciences and sciences.
Algoma University has partnered with the Food Bank Farm to build a community garden on campus. Food grown is donated to students and grow-a-row. In additional students established a herb garden at the Farm.
Sault Ste. Marie Fallen Fruit is a collaboration between property owners who have fruit trees, shrubs, or plants, volunteers willing to pick the fruit, and organizations that would like to either have their participants be included in a harvest picking and/or would appreciate some of the fruit picked and delivered as a donation to their agency.