A large part of our funding comes from REACH (Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger), an umbrella organization that oversees several feeding programs in the city. We also received grants from the Community Initiatives Fund, South Saskatchewan Community Foundation, and the City of Regina.
We pride ourselves in our money management skills. Our costs are kept extremely low by a number of factors. Most importantly our labour costs are minimal due to the dedication of our volunteers. Our office space is donated by REACH and our food storage, kitchen, and distribution space is donated by the City of Regina at the Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre.
Our menus and the grocery items we serve are first class. We purchase the majority of our groceries, although we do have what we call a "Wish List" of grocery items. Some donors contribute food products from the "Wish List".
Thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers, we achieve nutritious meals at an average cost of $3.42 per lunch, $2.28 per breakfast and $1.14 per snack. We feel this is quite an accomplishment for the nutritional value of each snack/meal. The costs include all of our expenses from the apples to the auditor.