Lettuce Spread the Word: Hope Blooms and SCCC Partnering Across Provinces for Youth Social Enterprise
On July 11th, we announced a partnership with Hope Blooms, a youth social enterprise from Halifax sponsored by Loblaws, and supported by Arlene Dickenson of Dragon’s Den fame.
At the launch event, Herman, our ED remarked that “over the last few years, we at SCCC have expanded our own programs and services, placing a stronger focus on figuring out how we, as a community centre, can help tackle poverty and support social entrepreneurship and food justice specifically. It is this belief in the potential of real people, the belief in a bigger vision for our neighbourhoods and cities, that will ultimately change the face of our country”.
Sharla Paraskevopoulos, Senior Vice President of Market Operations with Loblaw Companies Limited stated that “(This) is an amazing partnership that has inspired so many of our colleagues and customers… (we want to) share our story so that we can build a legacy right here in Toronto and across the country”.
Hope Blooms operates an award-winning community garden, greenhouse and commercial kitchen, as well as a successful social enterprise that produces fresh herb dressings and specialty teas. Atlantic Superstore locations in Nova Scotia have carried Hope Blooms’ products since 2015. SCCC has been doing similar work in Toronto- many of you are familiar with our Market707, commercial kitchen, aquaponics and community gardens programs.
Now that Hope Blooms and Possibili-TEAS product lines are available here in Toronto, at the Loblaws 60 Carlton Street location, $1 from every product sale will come to SCCC as part of this partnership, to support our work with young people to develop their own Toronto-based social enterprises.
We would be thrilled for you to help support this partnership and the inspiring youth of Hope Blooms and Scadding Court by checking out the Hope Blooms products at Loblaws! Only available while supplies last.
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