Town of Yarmouth “Meal-A-Day for 100 Days” program recognized bynational award.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 - Yarmouth, NS – The Town of Yarmouth has been named a finalist for the Municipal Innovation Award, honouring the impacts of their “100 Meal-A-Day” project which addresses food insecurity faced by many local residents.
The Municipal Innovation Award recognizes municipal governments for innovative projects that have made large impacts on their community.
Mayor Mood says, “While the initial thought was to help folks keep more money in their pockets for extra heating costs over the cold months by providing a meal a day, in the end it turned into an amazing community-building experience for all who attend. The meals are there for those in need just as much as they are there for seniors who want to get out of their homes and make new friends and folks who simply want to have a ‘meal out’ instead of cooking. It’s a humbling, beautiful thing to see everyone at the same table.”
“The Town of Yarmouth has faced incredible challenges and has rallied the community around a project that fills a real need. We love to celebrate governments who are focused on serving their residents well, and as such, the Town of Yarmouth is very deserving of being named a finalist,” says Quinten Griffiths, President of MuniSight, the Award’s sponsor.
The winner of the 2018 Municipal Innovation Award was the District of Tumbler Ridge in British Columbia for their Global Geopark joint-brand campaign.
About the Award: The Municipal Innovation Award is granted to a Municipal Government Administration that has successfully implemented an innovative project which has made a positive impact on their community. Our sponsor, MuniSight, is a Canadian municipal services company that focuses on small rural and urban municipalities.
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