Local First Nations benefit from Jays Care Foundation food security funding

Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation councillor Veronica King-Jamieson said the pandemic was wakeup call for her First Nation when it comes to food security. Photo courtesy Veronica King-Jamieson.

By Sam Laskaris Writer For the third straight year Indigenous communities from across Canada are benefitting from food security initiatives thanks to the Toronto Blue Jays. More than $300,000 is being invested this year into partnerships with Indigenous communities through the Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Major League Baseball franchise. Among those who will benefit from this year’s funding are members of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and Six Nations. “Everybody is doing something a little bit different,” Julia Ursini, the Jays Care Foundation program manager said of this year’s funding recipients. The varying projects include short-term initiatives such as providing funds for holiday food hampers or school food programs. And longer-term projects include starting community food banks or greenhouses. Ursini said 23 communities applied…

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