A large part of our funding comes from REACH (Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger), an umbrella organization that oversees several feeding programs in the city. We also receive grants from the Community Initiatives Fund, South Saskatchewan Community Foundation, and the City of Regina, as well as many corporate and private sponsors.
We pride ourselves in our money management skills. Our costs are kept extremely low by a number of factors. Our labour costs are minimal because we employ only three part-time paid staff but most importantly due to the dedication of our volunteers. Our food storage, kitchen, and distribution space is donated by the City of Regina at the Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre.
Our menus and the grocery items we serve are high quality. We purchase the majority of our groceries from a wholesaler, although we do have a “Wish List” of grocery items. Some donors contribute food products from the “Wish List“.
Thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers, we achieve nutritious meals at an average cost of $3.75 per lunch, $2.50 per breakfast, and $1.25 per snack. We feel this is quite an accomplishment for the nutritional value of each snack/meal. The costs include all of our expenses from the apples to administration.