The L.E.A.F. Initiative is a Commonwell program to support capacity, resiliency and growth in the communities we call home.

The Sharing Place Meals 4 Change Community Kitchen

95 Dufferin St. OrilliaL3V 5S9

Target Completion Date: December 31, 2022

What is this project about?

The Meals 4 Change community kitchen will be a focal point for our organization to produce ready-made meals for low income households, homeless and street-involved individuals, seniors, youth, children, and others with social/economic barriers. It will build on the success of our surplus food recovery program by redirecting fresh produce, dairy, and meat that would normally be disposed of from local grocery partners, and using them to produce 30,000 meals per year (600 per week) for community members that need them. The community kitchen will be a brand new addition to The Sharing Place Food Centre (TSPFC) – a community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping residents of Orillia and people living in the surrounding rural areas of Oro-Medonte, Ramara, and Severn, who are living with food insecurity. Since 1988, TSPFC has cultivated an inclusive environment for people living in poverty to access food and create positive social connections through food.