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Site C opportunities fund supports meal program in Fort St. John

DCN-JOC News Services
Site C opportunities fund supports meal program in Fort St. John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Struggling families and individuals will have better access to meals thanks to efforts from Site C’s Generate Opportunities (GO) Fund.

BC Hydro announced that the fund will donate $6,800 to the Northern Sun Helpers Society.

The grant will help pay for a weekly lunch program for individuals and families in Fort St. John who are suffering from addiction or living with those suffering from addiction. The lunch program provides free meals to individuals who are in need every Sunday.

 

Northern Sun Helpers Society distributes meals to struggling individuals and families in Fort St. John, B.C. The society received a donation recently from the Site C Dam project's Generate Opportunities Fund.
BC HYDRO — Northern Sun Helpers Society distributes meals to struggling individuals and families in Fort St. John, B.C. The society received a donation recently from the Site C Dam project’s Generate Opportunities Fund.

 

This is the first grant the Northern Sun Helpers Society has received through BC Hydro’s GO Fund.

“We’re very grateful for BC Hydro’s support in helping us serve our community – especially during this unprecedented time,” said Pamela Romanow, president of the Northern Sun Helpers Society, in a press release. “We’ve served 1,115 lunches in the past six months, and this grant will help us provide more meals to local youth over the next six months to make their lives a little brighter in the days to come.”

Currently the $800,000 fund has distributed nearly $500,000 through 56 grants. The fund was created in 2016 to support charity efforts in the Peace Region around the Site C Dam construction. 

The fund is administered by the Northern Development Initiative Trust.

Applications for funding are accepted on an ongoing basis and funds are distributed quarterly over an eight-year period.

More information on the GO fund, including past recipients and application details, can be found here: sitecproject.com/gofund.

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