The mission behind the community cabinet is to assist those facing food insecurity with essentials. Many people are struggling to afford the basics in our communities. The cupboard can make food and essentials accessible to anyone, at any time. It is available 24 hours a day. Our first cupboard is located at Cedar Valley Church in Mission B.C. and opened on October 5, 2023.
Our team had an amazing time during this build! We experienced new tools, new working mediums, and sharing the excitement of giving to the community. As tradeswomen who are not cabinetmakers, we hit some bumps, changed the design at times, and learned some lessons. It was a great reminder of the capabilities we have when we think creatively and move our hearts through our hands. We express sincere gratitude for the consultation, guidance, and shop use of Paul Roberts, owner of Campbell Mountain Timber and Stone. His kindness and knowledge was instrumental to the success of our first Community Cupboard.
Participants who made this possible:
United Way British Columbia for provided funding.
Cedar Valley Church for inviting us to build this and trusting us through the process. Roberts, the owner of Campbell Mountain Timber and Stone for guiding us through the build, providing tools, a build space, and
amazing mentorship. Valley Carriers for generously providing us with metal to build the base of the cabinet.
We are able to make our communities stronger, one project at a time. The only way better is together.
If you have any feedback or suggestions for items that would be valuable in our community cupboard, please share your thoughts using the link provided below.
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We acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the unceded, traditional lands of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Sechelt and Squamish Nations of the Coast Salish peoples. We are grateful to the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island who have cared for these lands since time immemorial.
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