The Mosaic Company is committing $2.5-million of funding to help 12 non-profit organizations in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw.
The company says over the next three years it will be funding organizations focused on food security and food education. These organizations include:
- Saskatchewan School Boards Association
- Regina: The Salvation Army, Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger (REACH), Regina & District Food Bank, Souls Harbour Rescue Mission, Carmichael Outreach Inc.
- Saskatoon: Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, CHEP Good Food Inc.
- Moose Jaw: Wakamow Valley Authority, Hunger in Moose Jaw, Riverside Mission, Moose Jaw & District Food Bank
Mosaic Vice President Potash Karen Swager said there is a simple reason why all the organizations focus on food. “Mosaic is passionate about food. We are passionate about feeding people and this is really a great match for us as we contribute to the food charities in the area, it hits close to home for us.”
Swager added that each year Mosaic typically provides about $900,000 for food security and education programs, but having this committed funding for the next three years will allow these community groups to better plan.
Regina Mayor Michael Fougere said the community will greatly benefit from this. “The front-line workers like REACH, Salvation Army and of course the Food Bank will be able to provide better service to people, those who need it the most. So this is wonderful news.”
Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie added that having this money to help run the organizations will in turn help almost 900 families in his community. “That takes the pressure off of them and they can focus on the good work they are doing. It’s a great foundation for our organizations to have and really that would take the pressure off of families that are struggling, in need or going through a difficult time.”