Six Nations Food Bank getting a new home in village

OHSWEKEN — The village will be a little cozier soon, as the Six Nations Food Bank finally gets a permanent home in downtown Ohsweken.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at 40 Cao Lane, home of the new Food Bank building.

The Six Nations Food Bank is in it’s 30th year of operations and has gone through four different location changes over the years. In 2018, land was designated for the building from Six Nations Elected Council. The Food Bank also acquired $326,612.40 in funding from the Six Nations Economic Development Trust.

Mary Monture, Board Chair for the Food Bank, says the project will cost $565,833.53 and there is still funds needed to complete the project.

To reach help reach their goal the food bank has started a GoFundMe campaign and will be conducting several fundraising activities in the coming months.  The Culminating event for the fundraising campaign will be a euchre tournament held in October, where they hope to announce that the shortfall has been covered and the new food bank will be opening soon!  If you would like to donate to this cause or see the progress of the campaign, you can contact the food bank, follow along on Facebook, or donate through the GoFundMe page.

Monture says “The food bank relies entirely on donations as its funding source, and for over 30 years the community has stepped up to help keep us running.  This new building has been made possible by the many people and organizations who have contributed over the years and we thank you!”

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