Good Food Stands are an initiative that is part of a poverty reduction initiative involving the United Way of Kingston Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and the City of Kingston. Produce is supplied by Tony Deodato and Sons for monthly discount Good Food Stands at location in Kingston and in Frontenac and L&A.
The first five stands in a year long pilot project were located at secondary schools, including one at Sydenham High School which is open on the second Tuesday of the month between 3pm and 5:30pm (except in March when it will be on the 5th because of spring break).
Starting next week, Verona will also be part of the Good Food Stand pilot. Because fresh food prices have risen dramatically and this affects senior’s in the community in particular, the Verona Free Methodist Church has invited Kathy Sturmey, the co-ordinator of the "Good Food Stand", to set up monthly, selling to people in the Verona area.
The stand is open to everyone. It is accessible at the rear of the church off of the parking through the doors to Gregory Hall. The stand is open on Wednesday, March 6 from 10:30am – 12:30pm.
Another service that has been operated out of the church for a number of years, the “Style Revival” Boutique, free gently used clothing, shoes and accessories for the whole family, will also be open that day.