Race for Rice

The Story:
Kerr Street Mission, on average, serves approximately 250 families each week, with rice having the highest rate of consumption. As of now Kerr Street Mission is only able to provide each family with 0.8kg rice/month. Translating that into the year it equates to 9.6kg/year.

The Problem:
Kerr Street Mission has the capacity to provide only 30% of the national annual average of readily available rice to their clients.

The Solution:

OakvilleReady will be collaborating with Hubs to plan and execute a socially distanced Rice Drive to support Kerr Street Mission. We believe that this provides a way to increase food security, engage Hubs and communities as well as give an opportunity for youth of the community to take on leadership roles.

Donate your Rice now to an OakvilleReady Hub near you!

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As a community, we have the responsibility to honour, care for and respect all the Creation gives to provide us with life. This includes the land, water, air, fire, animals, plants and our ancestors.

The Anishinabek Peoples have utilized this land for millennia and we would like to acknowledge their direct descendants, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, as the rightful caretakers and titleholders of this land upon which we live, work and conduct ourselves. We acknowledge our treaty relationship and responsibilities to both the land and these original peoples.

We also recognize that this land is rich in pre-contact history and customs, which includes the Anishinabek and Haudenosaunee and since European contact, has and continues to become home for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. And it is in the spirit and intent of the Dish With One Spoon, wampum agreement whereby we will collectively care for and respect the land, water, animals and each other in the interests of peace and friendship and for the benefit of not only ourselves but of our future descendants.  

The HEN Office resides on Treaty 22, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. For more information on Treaty 22 go to: http://mncfn.ca/treaty2223/

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