Because the local prisons are shutting down their farms, our local Food Bank will be loosing fresh eggs and milk. Our club has decided to donate some money to offset their losses. Follow the link to read the whole story from the Kingston Whig Standard.
If Kingston’s prison farms close, the local food bank won’t be left holding an empty basket of eggs.
The Partners in Mission Food Bank receives about $4,000 worth of eggs from the local prison farms each year. With those farms now being threatened with closure by Correctional Service Canada, a local service club has stepped up to soften the blow.
Food bank director Sandy Singers says the Kingston Kinsmen club has pledged $5,000 a year to the food bank over the next three years to make up for any shortfall should the federal government close the farms.