By Sarah Klein
The Winnipeg Foundation has received $250,000 from the city to support its Nourishing Potential initiative.
The city will also become a lead supporter of the fund, which ensures young people have access to healthy food.
“Thousands of children in Winnipeg attend after-school, drop-in and summer programs, and by empowering children with the ability to choose and cook nutritious meals for themselves and their families, we’re setting our community up for success,” said Mayor Sam Katz.
Nourishing Potential’s other lead supporters include the Province of Manitoba, Assiniboine Credit Union and the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation, each committing $250,000 towards the initiative. The Fund is close to $3 million on its way to a $5 million goal.
The Foundation also announced that 19 community organizations have received $119,372 in support during the most recent round of Nourishing Potential grants.