‘Buy social’: New holiday market gives Manitobans a chance to shop local, fight poverty at the same time

Peruse locally made products that help vulnerable Winnipeggers at the Buy Social market in support of LITE

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McDonald works at the North End Food Security Network, a program of the North End Community Renewal Corporation. NECRC is a non-profit organization committed to the social, economic and cultural renewal of the North End of Winnipeg.

“As the co-ordinator of North End Food Security Network, we believe in the equal right to healthy food for all,” she said.

“I really enjoy my job, because I get to work with food and incorporate healthy eating into the community through our programs and workshops.

“LITE has given North End Community Renewal Corp. and North End Food Security Network the privilege to package and distribute hampers this year as well as provide short-term employment opportunities for residents.”

Melissa McDonald is co-ordinator of the North End Community Renewal Corporation’s North End Food Security Network. ‘I really enjoy my job, because I get to work with food and incorporate healthy eating into the community through our programs and workshops,’ she says. (Justin Deeley/CBC)

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