Wisteria Community Association–aka Stone Soup–has set up their kitchen operations in the Old City Quarter.
Every day for the last two and a half years, Wisteria volunteers have been preparing and delivering bagged lunches to 150+ homeless and low-income individuals in downtown Nanaimo, and beyond. With our new COVID-oriented commercial kitchen on Fitzwilliam Street, Wisteria is now able to prepare hot meals for delivery to vulnerable people in different parts of the city.
We are sincerely grateful to our partners for their generosity and continued support. This includes FoodRescue.ca, Nanaimo Food Bank, Khalsa Aid Canada, Fairway Market, Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre, and Island Health. We also want to thank all of the volunteers, businesses and kind-hearted citizens who have donated so much of their time and supplies to help us help others.
Wisteria Community Association became a registered charity in 2019 and has been a member of FoodRescue.ca since 2020. We provide food, friendship, and donated clothing and supplies to at-risk populations in Nanaimo, including people who are homeless, almost homeless, or street-entrenched due to poverty, racism, mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
We are also grateful to all the volunteers and businesses who have donated time and supplies.
Charity Number 786982926RR0001