BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard
UXBRIDGE: The Uxbridge Youth Centre (UYC) will be offering some food for thought this school year, with a little help from Vince’s Market and The Grocery Foundation.
The UYC, located at 34 Brock St. West in downtown Uxbridge, has been granted $10,000 in Vince’s Market gift cards by The Grocery Foundation. The funds will go towards the purchase of food for after school snacks, and to launch a very successful workshop and programming schedule.
Just in time for back to school, the UYC has been greatly accepted by the youth of the area and participation in daily and special programming continues to rise.
According to Hailey Waines of the UYC, the program will feed and educate approximately 20 youth per day for the foreseeable future.
“The UYC is going to use the donation to provide our kids with healthy snacks, after school and on Saturdays,” said Ms. Waines. “The best part is that the kids will be involved with the grocery lists and will learn how to shop and eat healthy.”
The UYC, located at 34 Brock St. West, will be offering their snack program, called ‘UYC Healthy Eats’, at 3 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday, and around noon on Saturdays.
Participants must be 11-years-of-age or older, and will not be charged to partake. The program will also feature talks from a nutritionist and meal planning advice.
The UYC works with local families, schools, community partners, and the Township of Uxbridge to provide high quality, innovative, and relevant programming for all youth between the ages of 11 and 21 in a positive, and inclusive environment.
The programs offered by the UYC span a variety of interests and are provided at minimal to no cost. Programming and volunteer information can be found by calling 905-862-3456, or visiting on-line at www.uxbridgeyouthcentre.com.
Vince’s Market is an Independent Grocer, with locations in Sharon, Newmarket and Uxbridge Ontario.
Well known for their fresh fair, the history of Vince’s Market runs deep - the first store was actually established in Toronto in 1929.
The locally-minded staff continue have always supported local ventures, such as the UYC.
Far from a pilot project, The Grocery Foundation has raised in excess of over $80 Million since 1979, to provide a better life for challenged children, and to answer many other community needs.
Further information regarding The Grocery Foundation can be found on-line at www.groceryfoundation.com/who-we-are/#sthash.xVwCefvJ.dpuf.