Through the easybites kitchen renovation, the Kingston Club’s West End Hub kitchen has been transformed into a fully-functional nutritional and culinary education centre for children and youth. The newly refurbished kitchen, which includes new appliances generously donated from Whirlpool, will make it much easier for the Club to continue providing up to 200 snacks and meals every day throughout the school year and the summer months.
“We’re thrilled to be celebrating the 50th kitchen renovation in Kingston with Club staff, children, youth, the community, and the goeasy team,” said Owen Charters, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada. “This is all made possible thanks to the strength of the goeasy partnership and their commitment of investing over $2.5 million in the easybites program. The kitchen is the heart of our Clubs, and providing each Club across the country with newly renovated kitchens will ensure that all Club members have even more access to healthy, nutritious food and essential kitchen skills. This project is just one example of how goeasy is helping our communities in a meaningful way and we couldn’t be more grateful.”
“Today’s celebration with our partners at Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area is an exciting day for us as we reach the halfway mark in our commitment to improving the lives of all the children and families that rely on their local Clubs,” said Jason Mullins, President & CEO, goeasy Ltd. “In 2014, we set out on a mission to make a meaningful difference in the communities where we live and work. We thought, what better way to contribute than to ensure that Clubs across Canada have access to beautiful, fully functioning kitchens so children, youth and the community can gather to feed their hearts, minds and bodies today and in the future. To know that we’ve played a key role makes us all feel very proud.”
The easybites kitchens project continues in 2020 with plans to build or renovate 12 new kitchens in Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada.