Root Cellar raises funds for those in need

Saanich business raised more than $9,000 for Victoria’s Rainbow Kitchen

The Root Cellar and its customers raised more than $9,000 for Victoria’s Rainbow Kitchen.

Each week, the Root Cellar donates about 500 pounds of perishable goods (that would otherwise end up in the compost) to The Rainbow Kitchen, a not-for-profit organization that serves approximately 38,000 meals annually to those in the community.

The store held its annual holiday fundraising campaign from Dec. 10 to 16, offering customers the opportunity to donate at the tills and help provide a hot lunch for someone in need. Volunteers from Rainbow Kitchen were also present sharing hot apple cider and gingerbread cookies as well as information about the organization.  With The Root Cellar matching all customer donations, a grand total of $9,120 was raised for the Rainbow Kitchen.

“We are proud to work with The Rainbow Kitchen because their beliefs align with ours – good people who believe strongly in creating a sustainable food network accessible to everyone. We are honoured to help feed our community.” said The Root Cellar owner Daisy Leslie-Orser.