Notes from Neighbourhood Houses

Quadra Community Centre

For over fourteen years ColdStar Freight Systems Inc. has provided generous monthly donations of fresh produce, meat and dairy products to the Quadra Community Centre.

This innovative program brings to our low income, high density, inner-city neighbourhood, quality food products which make it possible for us to provide nutritious snacks and meals for the wide range of programs and services to people of all ages, especially children and families. This invaluable contribution from ColdStar is used for programs such as; Parent and Tots, Building Healthy Families (Best Babies), Youth and Teen Drop-ins, Girl’s Group, Community Kitchens, Hot Lunch Program, Adult Coffee Hour, Senior’s and Women’s Support Group. These programs all have elements of community development, life skills, enhanced social connections and encouragement to independence. Without ColdStar this would not be possible. It is even used to aid a family in crisis needing an emergency food donation.

ColdStar to us is about food for hungry children, healthier newborn babies, families in crisis, a social network for seniors and volunteers and a moment of warmth and friendship in an often isolated life. Cold Star enriches our community by helping to feed and sustain our programs and services to families.

Helene Bell,
Quadra Community Centre

James Bay Community Project

A BIG thank you for the food provided through ColdStar and your partners. Because of your generous contributions, James Bay Community Project is able to provide much needed healthy snacks and meals to children, youth, families and seniors in our community. The Community Food program makes a real difference!

All the best

Penny Coates
Executive Director
James Bay Community Project