The Battle River Community Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to the Camrose Association for Community Living in partnership with the Camrose Lodge No. 563, Loyal Order of Moose. Battle River Community Foundation Director Rob Hauser presents the cheque to Robin Good, CEO of the Camrose Association for Community Living while Linda Rostad, Administrator of the Loyal Order of Moose, and Bonnie Cooke and Holly McIndoe, members of the Loyal Order of Moose, look on.
The grant supports the Camrose Moose Lodge in providing a free spaghetti meal weekly to low-income residents of Camrose to increase their food security and help cope with rising food costs and high inflation.
Robin Good explains, “Partnering with the Moose on this project was a no-brainer, a perfect ‘fit’ for the Camrose Association for Community Living. Supporting people to remove barriers to healthy living and participate in community is what we do. The spaghetti suppers not only provide a healthy, hot meal for those who may need it, but they bring people together from all walks of life, helping to create a sense of community.”
“We are honored to support this project, and thank the Moose and the Battle River Community Foundation for sharing our vision of inclusive communities where all people are valued,” Good goes on to say.
Linda Rostad noted that over 2,000 dinners have been served to date and that it takes many hands to make this event a success. She is grateful for all volunteers including Holly McIndoe and Bonnie Cooke who Rostad says spearheaded the ongoing event.“A huge thank you goes to the Camrose Association for Community Living and the Battle River Community Foundation for the grant to keep this event going.” said Rostad, “Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a hearty spaghetti supper. Additional donations are always appreciated.”