Are you looking for a unique opportunity to serve the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood in the area of food security? Do you enjoy connecting with people from a variety of backgrounds? Or perhaps you prefer to serve behind the scenes? If so, keep reading!
Open every other Tuesday from 11am-2pm, the Tenth Avenue Community Food Market shares food at a low cost, a safe place to purchase it, and people to share it with. We welcome you to serve at the Market in any of the following areas:
Why a community food market?
When you ask someone what it feels like to be poor, they may say they feel inferior, powerless, less than human, and that they cannot change their life. Charitable acts which reinforce the divide between helpers and the helped can make the one who receives help feel less than the one who offers help. Community food markets, however, as simple as they may be, help alleviate these negative feelings and help to reduce social and economic poverty.
An important part of food security is the ability to obtain food with dignity - this is the heart of the Market. It's a place where people can come together, volunteer, and feel as though they are part of a community, a place where they belong. People at the market can feel a sense of equality as they can pay for some of their items and have a choice over the food they bring home.
If you're interested in serving, we'd love to meet you! Visit www.tenth.ca/market to learn more!