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Hello kind krafters,
I hope you are all doing well, feeling happy, and enjoying these final weeks of March. This week I want to share with you some of the amazing work executed by our organization. If you are a Dalhousie student I am sure you have heard about the amazing work of the Loaded Ladle on campus. The Loaded Ladle is a levied student society at Dalhousie and a registered food cooperative. The Ladle operates for the students and by the students, providing incredibly delicious plant based meals four days a week to the campus population. The Ladle aims to address global injustices in the food systems by providing local alternatives and getting involved with social action and student engagement on campus.
Every Monday, with the help of the Loaded Ladle, kind krafts hosts a wrap making event in partnership with the Out of the Cold shelter in Halifax. The Out of the Cold shelter is a local volunteer run shelter in Halifax, so individuals in the community donate time and food as support. kind krafts wanted to get involved with this cause by donating food for one meal a week. Operating in a safe and plant based kitchen, the Ladle helps make this weekly work possible by donating their kitchen once a week to the cause. As a result each Monday, kind krafts and wonderful community volunteers come together to make over 30 wraps to be donated. Even more amazing? Most of the ingredients are donated from Burrito Jax!
We are so grateful to Burrito Jax for donating food items every week for our solidarity serving!
The event is pretty incredible, especially given the opportunity it provides for building community relationships and fostering connections here In Halifax. The partnership has been on going for three years now and our team here at kind krafts has been able to see the difference the food has made and understand the role such partnerships have in beginning to address the homelessness situation in Halifax.
As kind krafts Programs Coordinator Jill MacKenzie notes, kind krafts aims to facilitate accessible, inclusive and involved events that engage with the community by supporting various local organizations. The wrap making events offer just that opportunity! And even more incredible kind krafts is actively working to make the event an even greater success by hoping to raise the number of wraps donated each week to over 30, and continue to increase the volunteer team making this process possible.
How Can You Get Involved In This Amazing Event?
Being located on the Dalhousie campus is the lovely Ladle kitchen, student engagement in this event is high and the space is accessible and welcome to all individuals. This event is an excellent way to engage and give back to the Halifax Community.
Every Monday from 2pm-3pm meet the wrap-making team in the Loaded Ladle kitchen located in the Dalhousie Student Union Building at the SUB.
We would love to see you all there! RSVP here!
Thank you to kind krafts and the Loaded Ladle for executing this incredible event!